#110 Key Combo for 'select word'

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Neil Hodgson
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2003-11-14
2003-11-13
Jay Graves
No

I didn't see anywhere in the docs where you could use a
keyboard command for selecting the word you are on
(from anywhere inside the word).
I know the code is already there because I can
dbl-click with the mouse and get the appropriate
behavior, all I really want is a keyboard cmd.
Also, are the 'stop characters' for this behavior hard
coded? My previous editor has a 'Word separators'
string which lists all the characters which will stop
the selection. It is handy to be able to define this
on a file type basis, but this is very much a 'nice to
have'. I really would like the 'select word' key combo
tho, (It's hard to retrain myself to do
'Ctrl-Left,Shft-Ctrl-Right,[Shft-Left])
I love SciTE and this feature would really help me out.
Thanks for your consideration.
...
jay graves

Discussion

  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2003-11-14

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  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2003-11-14

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    Having a word select method would be useful.
    SciTE 1.56 uses word.characters.<filepattern> to define the
    characters that make up a word which should be sufficient
    for your needs. 1.57 will also have
    whitespace.characters.<filepattern> but that is only needed
    for unusual situations.