Browser Refresh

Save the file you are working on and refresh your browser with one keystroke

View the Project on GitHub gcollazo/BrowserRefresh-Sublime

Browser Refresh for Sublime Text

After installing this plugin you can hit command + shift + r on Mac OS X or ctrl + shift + r on Windows and Linux while using your favorite browser, the last active window will come to the foreground (you can turn this off in Chrome, Canary, Safari, WebKit and Yandex on Mac) and reload the active tab. If the current file is unsaved, it will be saved before the browser is activated and reloaded.

1. Install the package

With the Package Control plugin
The easiest way to install Browser Refresh is through Package Control, which can be found at http://wbond.net/sublime_packages/package_control.

Using Package Manager search for "Browser Refresh"

Without Git
Download the latest source from GitHub and copy the BrowserRefresh folder to your Sublime Text "Packages" directory.

With Git
Clone the repository in your Sublime Text "Packages" directory:

git clone https://github.com/gcollazo/BrowserRefresh-Sublime.git "Browser Refresh"

1.1 On Linux

Install xdotool:

sudo apt-get install xdotool

2. Configure Key Bindings

You need to add the following to your Key Bindings - User. Go to Preferences > Key Bindings - User and add the following to that file and save. Without this step the plugin will not work.

[
    {
        "keys": ["command+shift+r"], "command": "browser_refresh", "args": {
            "auto_save": true,
            "delay": 0.5,
            "activate_browser": true,
            "browser_name" : "all"
        }
    }
]

auto_save
If set to true you current file in Sublime Text will be save before refreshing the browser window.

delay
Adds a delay (in seconds) before triggering the refresh. Seems to be useful if you are using a CSS or JavaScript pre-processor. The default is 0.0 seconds.

activate_browser
If set to true when you press the keys it will bring the browser to the foreground. Note: On Windows this setting is always true.

browser_name
Specify which browser to use. The default is all which will try to refresh all running browser on your system. You can change to be more specific: Google Chrome, Google Chrome Canary, Safari, WebKit, Firefox, Opera, IE, Iron, Yandex.

Note: on Windows use Google Chrome if you want to use Canary, because at the moment it's very hard to distinguish between them as both report themselves as Chrome. This also means that if you have both Chrome and Canary running, it will refresh the active tab on both browsers.

Supported Browsers

Contributions

If you have the time to make this plugin better feel free to fork and submit a pull request.

Contributors

License

All of Browser Refresh for Sublime Text 2 is licensed under the MIT license.

Copyright (c) 2012 - 2014 Giovanni Collazo

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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