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Re: Select text with keyboard?

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  • Subject: [mg102527] Re: [mg102449] Select text with keyboard?
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza10 at msn.com>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:35:41 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200908092220.SAA09167@smc.vnet.net>

I've been using the procedure
"pressing the cursor keys to define
 the start of the selection then holding down shift and pressing the
 cursor keys to define the end of the selection"
(I guess "keys" means "left button") for ages.
It works as expected, both in input cells and in text cells.

Tomas

> Date: Sun, 9 Aug 2009 18:20:32 -0400
> From: chezng at gmail.com
> Subject: [mg102449] Select text with keyboard?
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
> Hi,
>
> When selecting text I'm used to pressing the cursor keys to the define
> the start of the selection then holding down shift and pressing the
> cursor keys to define the end of the selection.
>
> Mathematica is the only app i know that, when holding shift and
> pressing the left cursor key, expands the start of the selection! Very
> odd since i defined this point before depressing shift.
>
> Is it possible to change this behaviour?
>
> Thank you,
> Matt
>


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