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rjbill
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DONE: Auto-Quoting Text

Post by rjbill » 20 Mar 2017 20:21

I just discovered that (now) if you select some text and press one of the quote keys (', ")
it quotes the text.

Which is nice... unless you want the quoted text to go away and just have the quotes, which is what I wanted.

I suggest that, if you are going to do that functionality, you should re-select the original text.
Then I can just press the BACKSPACE or DELETE key to remove it.

I just got irritated again when I selected some double quotes and pressed a single quote to
change them and it single-quoted the double quotes. It is unexpected behavior.

Maybe it needs to be Ctrl+QUOTE or something to make it do that and not just the quote keys.

Or, is there a way to turn off that feature?

(I think that pretty much any time some text is selected, and a function is performed on that text,
the text should ideally be re-selected)

(it also doesn't remember the select state for UNDO -- that would be nice, as well --
for example, you select some text and press delete or type something, whatever, and then UNDO,
and it restores the text, but it is not selected anymore, which can also be a pain sometimes if the
selection is more than something simple)
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Re: Auto-Quoting Text

Post by pjj » 20 Mar 2017 22:09

Options > General > Auto completion > Automatically enclose selection with quotes
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Re: Auto-Quoting Text

Post by rjbill » 20 Mar 2017 23:52

Thanks.

Do you know if it is something you can apply to another keypress?
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Re: Auto-Quoting Text

Post by pjj » 21 Mar 2017 09:38

Yes you can, but AFAIK only via Text Clips.
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Re: Auto-Quoting Text

Post by Rickard Johansson » 23 Apr 2017 18:31

Made a small change in version 12.10. Text is now re-selected after you've overwritten or deleted a selection and press undo.

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Re: DONE: Auto-Quoting Text

Post by rjbill » 23 Apr 2017 21:09

Nice. Thanks.
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