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Re: Re: Re: Select text with keyboard?
Usually, when I select part of an expression, I want a full SUBEXPRESSION. For that, I click anywhere in the expression and double-click, triple-click, or whatever number of rapid clicks is necessary to select everything I want. Then I cut or copy to paste it elsewhere, or I start typing a replacement expression. In the case of "hello world", I can double-click anywhere in the word "world" to select the word, or I can triple-click to get the full string. I can also get any selection I want by clicking at either end of the selection I want and dragging to the other end... but I usually use the multi-click method. I get the same behavior as you if I try what you're doing... but somehow, I've never wanted to do that. Bobby On Sun, 16 Aug 2009 05:40:46 -0500, Tomas Garza <tgarza10 at msn.com> wrote: > 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 >> > -- DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com