[TxMt] Double click between words

Mark Lacas junk at stuffthis.net
Mon Aug 28 17:25:12 UTC 2006

Thanks for all the replies.
Your answers fixed almost all my complaints.

Double clicking a tab between two words still selects the word before  
it, whereas multiple tabs get selected properly.
Why the difference in what gets selected.

Yup, I also use double click and then drag, all the time in BBEdit.
Doesn't seem to work very well.
Maybe an option key that would override and drop into drag over every  
character without the word character rules.


On Aug 28, 2006, at 9:20 AM, Gerd Knops wrote:

> On Aug 28, 2006, at 10:43 AM, Mark Lacas wrote:
>> Series of tabs framed by words with $ - selects the tabs and the $  
>> - very wrong, really messes up perl
> You can add $ to the 'Word Characters' in 'Preferences/Text  
> Editing', which makes TextMate a little more usable for Perl  
> (actually I added _$%@). Of cause this is not a great solution,  
> ideally the word characters could be set for each language (or  
> better yet scope).
> And it doesn't fix the unbelievably annoying behavior that TM  
> selects ALL non-word characters on double-click, which makes double- 
> click-drag to extend selections virtually useless. That is my  
> biggest TM criticism, sadly most folks seem to be rather keyboard- 
> oriented users so this misfeature has been long standing and there  
> seems to be no priority to fix that... I offered bribes, but that  
> didn't help either.
> Gerd
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