[TextMate] some suggestions for search & replace

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Mon Oct 18 09:17:48 UTC 2004

On 18. Oct 2004, at 6:49, Tobias Luetke wrote:

> - If the current selection is only a single line the "search in
> selection" default doesn't make much sense.

It's _replace_ in selection (Replace All Scope), so it does *not* 
affect normal searches. And to me it _does_ make sense. For example 
when I want to (un)escape stuff in a string.

> Instead it would be nice if it could prefill the search field with the 
> current selection.

I get that a lot, but to me that would be rather destructive, and Apple 
has cmd-e as part of the AHIG to do exactly this thing! It's Edit -> 
Find -> Use Selection for Find in the menus, and it works in _all_ 
Cocoa applications (probably also most Carbon), so get used to using 
it! :) It also works across applications, so you can e.g. press cmd-e 
in your browser, and then cmd-g in TextMate to find what you'd selected 
in the browser.

Kind regards Allan

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