An all new Glitch editor

Hi! I think I found a bug with the asset manager. The controls spill out of the modal as soon as the image renders and it can’t be scrolled. I’m using Chrome for Mac.
Chrome is up to date
Version 97.0.4692.71 (Official Build) (x86_64)

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Wonder what the inspiration for these was,
My interpretation:

  1. :smiley: The code is working on first attempt!
  2. I’m really annoyed, at these red boxes in devtools.
  3. I’m confused, most on why this isn’t working.
    Also why this emoji
    I get the “a fan of your youtube channel is here” vibe.

they must have done it like this

const knownColors = {
  red: true,
  orange: true,
  // ...

if (knownColors[wordFromYourCode]) {

so words like toString, constructor, hasOwnProperty, etc Object - JavaScript | MDN get detected as colors


I can find the new rename option, but I don’t know why its so buried.
But it doesn’t actually work for me . i says its renaming but then when it tries to reload the new project it says it can’t find it.
My students are hitting the same issue.

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Yeah, that makes sense. It’s an interesting way to do it for sure.

uhhhhhh, I don’t think it’s supposed to look like this…

toggling theme fixed it.
also sometimes the bar with the filename and format button disappears and you need to zoom out and back in to fix it


yea im currently having that issue rn

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Any update on a fix for the super skinny sidebar? I’ve tried toggling the theme (which did fix the colors), clearing cache and a hard reload, zooming in/out. I’m currently resorting to editing the width in developer tools…

Update for everyone having issues with renaming projects: Glitch has updated the page to alert users if the name is already taken or if there’s some other issue with it. It works a lot better now.

When I enable the editor dark theme, all the rest of Glitch is affected by the theme.

I’m getting the hard to read text bug too

I normally enjoy and embrace updates, but this one just feels uncomfortable and I can’t quite put my finger on why… I don’t think I’m a big fan of the font change but I think I’ll actually get used to it and it won’t be a problem, but the new extra-boxy layout feels more antiquated than more modern.

I don’t like that closing the preview pane is a two-click job rather than the quick hide / show arrow it was before.

I think I like the new toolbar at the bottom, but I feel that the project settings button should also be down there.

And finally, I absolutely cannot in any way shape or form read this:


Sorry to the designers if this just sounds like pure complaints :sweat_smile: but once the kinks are ironed out I’m sure most people will be happy again!

so im not the only having this problem I cant even make it big with the cursor like normally

same here

I saw that the “Request to Join” button is back. But I was trying it last night, and I didn’t see any request pop up on the project owner’s view.

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Oh No!

New editor looks great, just got 2 major complaints about it:

  • I am working on a project with white icons and the assets folder more or less makes them completely invisible (where in the past there was a checkerboard background for transparent assets)

  • The back/forward navigation kinda breaks in the new editor too, in the old editor I can use the back/forward buttons on my mouse to navigate between files; in the new editor the back button kicks me back to my list of dashboard and b/c of weird URL redirect stuff i can’t hit the forward button to go back to my project :frowning:
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Thanks Glitch for your hard work! I have a few suggestions—

  1. Can you make it easier to rename a project? (It was so hard to find I though renaming was now disabled)
  2. Keep settings on the same page as the project
  3. For inline errors, it’s annoying when I’m using a library from a CDN and Glitch doesn’t recognize that the variable is already defined; this get’s me really annoyed
  4. Can assets not be on Glitch’s domain? I wish it’d be hosted locally, like on It’s really annoying sometimes, and often hard to use
  5. Code completion would make me use your editor a LOT more
  6. This is just a design thing, but it feels like when you use emojis in the editor, it makes it appear less professional. I understand the vibes of Glitch, but it’d be a lottttt better to use custom icons, perhaps with some of your scheme blended in (the glitchy style, colors, etc)

And that’s what I have. By the way, where can I include general suggestions?

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Yeah, looks like they designed it with Night Mode users in mind only… Guess I can’t use light mode til they fix this :frowning:

Also, sometimes the “Make prettier” button at the top disappears and I can’t figure out why, or how to make it come back reliably.

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On the other hand, Night Mode users feel like the editor was designed with Light Mode users in mind :laughing: