The Reigning Champ of the Teething Crowd (shippo) wrote in thequestionclub,
The Reigning Champ of the Teething Crowd

Two Mac-related questions:
  1. Is there a text editor for Mac OS X that fails to suck? I've been using Vim since I got my Mac a few years ago, and I've yet to find a graphical editor that I actually like. Ideally, I'd like something like a native OS X version of SciTE, but at a minimum, I'd need something that does syntax highlighing for PHP/Perl/HTML/CSS/JavaScript.
  2. Is there a way to launch apps without having to use the mouse? In Linux, I have my window manager configured to bring up a little widget that lets me type in the name of the app that I want to run. As I type in stuff, it suggests apps that match what I've typed in (kinda like text-entry on some cell phones). For me, it's much more efficient to type Ctrl+Alt+P fire[enter] (or on Windows, Winkey+R <name of application that's in the system path>) than it would be to open up Macintosh HD:Applications and double-click on the Firefox icon. Spotlight sorta does what I'd like to do, but it's slow and shows any filetype that matches, instead of just applications.

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