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Re: Re: Select text with keyboard?
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 >