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Visually compare text by dragging
Authored by: robleach on Jul 07, '10 07:52:13AM

Of course! Why didn't I think of that?! That's a really cool tip. I will be using it!

One other note that wasn't mentioned... you'll also have to be sure that the window size is the same in the second window if your text wraps to the next line. Also, you can drop the text on the finder's menu bar without anything happening. And as far as I know, you always have to click-and-hold to drag any highlighted text.

Other things non-text wranglers may not know: you can select an entire line with a triple-click, holding down the option key will copy the text to the drop point (otherwise it should be cut & paste, but my experience shows this isn't universal), double-click & drag highlights whole words at a time, you can use the function keys to change apps (etc) while dragging, and dropping on the desktop creates a text clipping.



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Visually compare text by dragging
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 09, '10 01:12:41PM

Great to know!

I just tried these in TextEdit on Snow Leopard 10.6.4, and I find triple-clicks do not select an entire line in a plain (or rich text) text file. Instead, they select the entire paragraph.



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