A quick tip regarding the sidebar. Even though TKE comes equipped with loads of functionality in the sidebar, sometimes its even more useful to do the same operations on more than one file at a time. Well, the good news is that TKE has your back here too because it supports multi-file selections in the sidebar. You select them in the same manner as you would perform a multi-selection in a list in your OS, allowing you to quickly choose several contiguous and/or non-contiguous files. Once the selection has been made, right-click (or option click on Mac OS X) to display the menu for the selected group of files. Some menu items will be greyed out but all other functions will be available.
The tab bar, located towards the top of the window, allows for quick file switching and closing. It also provides information about the current file being edited, the locked/readonly status of the file and whether the file is a difference view or not.
But there is more that this powerful UI control provides within TKE.
When editing files, sometimes it is necessary to execute a shell command and paste the results into your edited content. In a basic editor, this would be accomplished by starting a terminal, entering the command, and then copying/pasting the result back into the editor. However, with TKE, you can accomplish this task without leaving the editor and without installing a plugin.
There are essentially two different ways to insert shell output into an editor. One method uses a menu command and the other is available when editing in Vim mode.
Even though TKE has the powerful command launcher for accessing menu command functionality, sometimes it’s more convenient and faster to use a keyboard shortcut to access the same functionality. TKE’s default shortcuts (otherwise known as menu bindings) are fairly minimal by design. To help make shortcuts more meaningful to the user, menu bindings can be assigned via the “Edit / Menu Bindings / Edit User” menu command.