[TxMt] Multiple simultaneous arbitrary caret locations (with optional highlighting)
thomas.42 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 16:53:29 UTC 2006
On Apr 22, 2006, at 6:43 PM, Duane Johnson wrote:
> So I bounced this idea off of Soryu and it seems this hasn't been
> discussed much. What if you could add multiple carets to the
> current document by command-clicking? I imaging this to work in a
> way almost identical to that of the current snippet mechanism. For
> example: choose three caret locations, start typing, and in each
> location your text will show up. Press tab and the caret will
> focus in on the second of the two locations, highlighting the newly
> typed text (if any). Tab again and it moves to the third.
> It would also be ideal to be able to highlight multiple selections
> in the same way--kind of like a powerful replace mechanism.
> Command-click and select three words in the document, then type one
> new word, and incrementally, all three words change to the new one.
> Has this been discussed before? It seems plausible given the
> powerful way we can already "insert as snippet" to the document.
That's good thinking.
I really like that idea.
It would be like instantly converting the document to a snippet
adding snippet placeholders to the locations you just cmd-clicked
(either at those cursor locations or around each of those selections)
Each one would be placeholder $1 surrounded by incremental placeholders,
so at first all type as one but then you can tab to each.
That would be stinking awesome.
thomas Aylott—subtleGradient—oblivious at subtleGradient.com
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