[TxMt] search and replace within selection ?

Allan Odgaard throw-away-1 at macromates.com
Thu Jan 5 15:38:12 UTC 2006

On 5/1/2006, at 5:36, Gerd Knops wrote:

> Then Safari came along and breaks that rule left and right. Menu's  
> change when Option is held down [...]

As a Cocoa developer I was long envious of this feature being Carbon- 
only, which lead me to believe it stems from Classic, and not OS X/NeXT.

Personally I like it very much, because there are often menu items  
which have slight variations, but putting them all in the menu would  
result in clutter (e.g. TM has 5 variations of “Paste”) -- and often  
the slight variations are only needed by expert users -- I agree  
there is a problem with discoverability, OTOH there's nothing like  
having a used a program for half a year and finding a new time-saving  
feature :)

> Pop Quiz: How is incremental search in TM activated?

This feature is intentionally left out from the UI since it's not  
something I officially “support”. The action methods to call it are  
named ISIM_incrementalSearch: and ISIM_reverseIncrementalSearch:  
since it's basically just reproducing an NSTextView input manager  
patch for my OakTextView (i.e. it was intended only so that users of  
ISIM wouldn't lack this functionality in TM).

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