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Clear typed-in but not-yet-sent replies in iChat 3
Authored by: Eukaryote on Sep 20, '05 11:55:31AM
I never knew about the Escape key method of clearing text, but I use a slightly different one that helps me a lot.

If you hold command and press the left or right cursor, it takes you to the end of a line. With up or down it takes you to the top or bottom of everything that you've typed in. If you hold shift at the same time it highlights everything, making for easy deletion of the entire thing, or just one line.

If you want to do just a word, or a few, hold option, instead, and press left or right to move the cursor one word at a time. Once again, hold shift to highlight words as you do it.

The cool thing about these commands is that they work in every single text area throughout the system, (at least so far as I have noticed) including the Safari address and search bars. I find this helpful for getting rid of the end part of addresses if it auto-recognizes past the home page.

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