[TxMt] 'undoing' for days [gripe]

James Andrews jamesandrews at mac.com
Thu Nov 4 19:51:37 UTC 2004

I would really like to see word or (preferably) chunk based undo.

Having to press undo multiple times or holding it down (in certain 
circumstances) to reverse the changes of replacing one word with 
another (complete with typos and deletes - my rubbish typing, I'm 
afraid) is quite a pain and very slow. Given that TM is so good at 
speeding up code entry (with snippets, etc.) in so many other areas, it 
would be great if this aspect could be quicker (I often enter 
experimental lines of code in different places and rely on undo to 
reverse them if I'm not happy).

I can understand that there may be situations (or perhaps languages) 
that character by character delete would be useful, but for me I almost 
always find I want to undo chunks of typing. If I want to undo 
individual characters the delete key is more handy or I can typeover 
those characters (not forgetting that chunk based undo would in any 
case only undo individual characters if entered as a separate chunk). 
Personally I can't think of any real world examples where character by 
character undo is more useful than intelligent chunk based undo.

Just my tuppence worth!

On 4 Nov 2004, at 10:07, Sune Foldager wrote:

> [undo char-by-char, by word or in chunks]
> I actually prefer character-by-character undo, and Allan does also I 
> think. An option would of course be fine, but I would hate to have it 
> changed without an option to keep the current behaviour.
> -- 
> Sune.
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