Create Shortcut to Clone a File in Sublime Text 3

May 10, 2016

I’m putting this here for my future self more than anything else (I know, I’m selfish 😉).

Selecting File -> New View into File every time you need to open the same file in a new tab in Sublime Text is too much work, solution: create a shortcut to do that.

Add the following to your key bindings file (Preferences -> Key Bindings - User):

    // other shortucts
    { "keys": ["ctrl+shift+d"], "command": "clone_file" }
    // even more shortcuts

As a plus, the menu on Sublime’s Menu bar updates with the new shortcut!

Sublime Text Clone File Shortcut

Happy Coding!