Hidden features

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Really hidden features

  • <ctrl><space> will start autocompletion even on an empty string
  • if there is an autocompletion popup, <tab> will do autocompletion similar to command-line-completion
  • you can change shortcut-key combinations, simply move your mouse over a menu item and press a key combination to set it
  • double-click in the margin to add a bookmark
  • move your mouse over highlighted syntax to get reference information if available (currently PHP functions are the best examples)
  • right click on a document tab to see a listing of all opened documents
  • <ctrl>mousewheel will change up/down the font size (a zoom like effect)

GTK hidden features

<shift><control>u 
Unicode input: type the four numbers of the hex code and finish with Enter.

Often overlooked features

  • F9 will hide/show the side panel
  • F11 will make bluefish go fullscreen (nice on your netbook)


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