Shift+Arrow selection in the FrontEnd
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- Subject: [mg64816] Shift+Arrow selection in the FrontEnd
- From: Chris Rodgers <rodgers at physchem.NOSPAMox.aREMOVEc.uk>
- Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 02:35:31 -0500 (EST)
- Organization: Oxford University, England
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
If I wish to select some text in the Mathematica FrontEnd using the
keyboard, I can press SHIFT and then use the arrow keys. However, the
behaviour here is rather different to that with other programs. Pressing
SHIFT+LEFT extends the selection at the left end, and pressing
SHIFT+RIGHT extends it at the other end.
Most (every?) other program that I use works with a "mark" and "cursor"
model. This means that one end of the selection is held fixed while
SHIFT+LEFT and SHIFT+RIGHT move the other end. The advantage is that one
can decrease the selected region using the keyboard. Thus, I could place
the mark at the beginning of an argument list, press CTRL+END to jump to
the end of a line and then press CTRL+LEFT a few times to eliminate a
few brackets and semicolons before copying the text.
Is there a way to decrease the selected region in a Mathematica Notebook
using the keyboard? Even better, is there a way to make Mathematica
follow the "mark" and "cursor" model used by most software?
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