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A shortcut to help with file renaming
Authored by: NB on May 15, '07 08:24:43AM

The text selection behaviour is simply FANTASTIC on mac. It's maybe the #1 reason to use a mac. (It's surely the #1 thing I miss when I have to use a PC)

Anyway, for XCode users out there, there's another less-known shortcut:
Hit Ctrl-left or Ctrl-right to move into subwords. It's very useful InCasesLikeThatWhenYouHaveALongWord.

And it's obviously available in the "Shift to select" variant, too.

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A shortcut to help with file renaming
Authored by: sjmills on May 15, '07 12:01:08PM

Yes, I wish they'd expand the control-arrowkey subword feature to the entire OS. I use it dozens of times an hour when editing code (and have been for years before in CodeWarrior), and I sure miss it when I move to other parts of the OS.

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A shortcut to help with file renaming
Authored by: osxpounder on May 15, '07 01:25:06PM

Not sure what you mean, but CTRL-Left or CTRL-Right aren't doing anything, for me, that's different than just plain Left or Right.

BTW, when you are saving a file, the Save dialog comes up, and the name of the file is highlighted, a single press of the Right arrow puts the cursor at the end of the name, before the dot that separates it from the file extension.

A simple Left, when that file name is highlighted [which it is by default in most apps when you activate Save As], puts cursor at beginning of file name.

I often use Save As just to get the dialog box, because then a simple CMD-C copies the highlighted name, ready for pasting elsewhere [like, in a readme doc].

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