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10.7: A text selection shortcut
Authored by: dilvish1984 on Aug 31, '11 12:08:11PM
You've identified the important factor that makes the three-finger-selection work so well for me: Once a user enters word-selection or paragraph-selection mode, all additional selection remains in that mode until the user leaves the mode by clicking outside the current selection… So for example, (this assumes a Magic Trackpad or equivalent built-in trackpad with three-finger-drag and tap-to-click enabled) to select text by words, double-tap the first or last word you want selected, then three-finger-drag the rest of the text being sure to start the three-finger-drag within the currently selected word. The additional text selected will be nicely constrained to word boundaries. (The same appears to be true with a triple-click and paragraphs — or is that sentences? [that might depend on the software, I suppose]).

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