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Keyboard shortcuts and the ellipsis character
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 15, '08 10:26:25AM

I agree: when I type 3 periods, I want them to stay as I typed them. If I really want a special ellipsis "character", I'd press Option-; (i.e., the Alt/Opt key and the semicolon). I've used that for posters and other printed materials… there, I've just done that, and here it is again…

I tried typing 3 periods in a row in TextEdit, TextWrangler, and Firefox, as I wrote this comment... and it all behaved exactly as I expected. In this paragraph, the only ellipsis is typed with periods, not with the keyboard shortcut... No automatic replacements. That's as it should be.

If I want something replaced *as I type*, I create a shortcut in TextExpander. That puts me in control, which, again, is how it should be.



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