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Brackets 0.43 Release

The team has been busy polishing the exterior of Brackets for our upcoming Max release so we’re packing some of Brackets’ existing features with a little extra love in this release.

SCSS/LESS support

Remember when the Quick Edit and Quick Find Definition features were first introduced but they didn’t work for your SCSS or LESS files? Well now they do. Any selector, even the ampersand Selector, can be located using Quick Find and any class, ID or tag selector can be targeted for QuickEdit in SCSS/LESS files.

And that’s not all—mousing over rules declared in SCSS or LESS files will highlight their usage in the browser when using the Live Preview feature. Editing rules, however, will still require that your source file be recompiled. May we suggest the LESS AutoCompile Extension or the brackets-sass extension to automatically recompile them on save?

Extra Dark Theme

Our Dark Theme has spread to make more of Brackets UI dark. Now, when you choose the Dark Theme, you’ll notice the status bar, context menus, dialogs, etc… are styled to match the rest of the UI. Custom Theme Authors can designate their theme to use the Dark or Light UI for the Brackets components which Themes Extensions cannot style.

Brackets After Dark

Themes Tab

The overwhelming popularity of custom themes support exploded our Extensions Manager dialog so Brackets committer Miguel Castillo took it upon himself to do something about it by creating a “Themes” tab.

This makes it easier to find a great theme from the vast array of Custom Themes already added to the registry and new ones being added daily.

Extension Manager Themes Tab

Find UI Improvements

We added a “Find Index” hint to the Find Bar.

Find 1 of 12

This helps to show where you are in the file so you know when you’ve wrapped back around to the beginning.

This is extremely useful for the Replace feature as it shows how many replacements are remaining.

Default Language Switcher

Language Support

The “Language Switcher” (that thing on the status bar that allows you to change the language starting in Release 0.42) could be used to change any document’s language. With Release 0.43, we’ve added the ability to save that setting for all files for the current file’s type.

 

Community Contributions

Brackets wouldn’t be where it is today without its many contributors from around the world. Thank you!

Extras

The Brackets team has updated the wiki article on working with multiple selections to include changes to how Multiple Selections are Pasted. Check it out and let us know how it helps you improve your productivity!

6 Responses


6 Comments

  1. Antonio says:

    Thanks to all contributors, it’s an amazing editor!

    There is an issue with live preview, it’s broken after the first or second time you save the file, and you need to reload page in order to recover it. This doesn’t happens on 0.42 release.

    Regarding LESS AutoCompile Extension, is it currently working?, the last time I tried it doesn’t work either.

    Keep the good work.

    Regards.

  2. puny says:

    Good news ! Thank you

  3. Tusko says:

    Hi guys! Thanks for amazing editor.
    Can you tell me how to configure brackets for compile SCSS?

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