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Using TextMate 2 nightly builds? Not seeing anything in your Browser pane?

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You should have a look at this Gist, which goes into details about the ins and outs of setting up a .tm_properties file.

With the release of build r9309, the following change was made (this is from the notes for r9311, bee-tee-dubs):

Previous build changed the semantics of the include/exclude patterns for the file browser: Now a file must be matched by the include pattern in order to be shown. The default patterns have been updated, but if you have edited them, or have your own include pattern in a .tm_properties file, then you should add the asterisk to your set of included files, e.g. {*,.tm_properties,.htaccess,.gitignore}.

What’s that mean?

It means that if you’re not seeing files in the browser pane anymore then you’ll want to set fileBrowserGlob = "{*}" (at a bare minimum) in your .tm_properties file. Hope that helps; this was an awkward thing to Google for.