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Re: Re: Select text with keyboard?

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  • Subject: [mg102597] Re: [mg102574] Re: Select text with keyboard?
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza10 at msn.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 06:40:46 -0400 (EDT)
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I'm sorry, but I had never used that method of selection (i.e., "place the cursor before w then press shift + right arrow etc.". You're right, it works differently in Mathematica than, e.g., in OpenOffice Write. Perhaps somebody else may help.
Tomas

> Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 05:32:43 -0400
> From: chezng at gmail.com
> Subject: [mg102574] Re: Select text with keyboard?
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
>
> On Aug 12, 9:35 am, Tomas Garza <tgarz... at msn.com> wrote:
> > 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
>
> Hi,
>
> Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately i still cannot get it to work
> as expected although perhaps my expectations are different!
>
> If for instance i enter the text
> hello world
>
> and place the cursor before w then press shift + right arrow 3 times
> then the wor is selected. That is fine so far.
> If i then press shift + left arrow then the space before w gets
> selected! I am used to the selection decreasing in size so that only
> wo would be selected at this point.
>
> Does text select the same way for anyone else?
> Is there any way to change this behaviour?
>
> Thank you,
> Matt
>


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