[TxMt] Navigating fields in templates

Ed Singleton singletoned at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 08:34:17 UTC 2006

On 9/5/06, Allan Odgaard <throw-away-1 at macromates.com> wrote:
> On 5/9/2006, at 0:47, Chris Rose wrote:
> > Ed, I suspect that's what happened to me, come to think of it -- I'm a
> > fast, but inaccurate typist, so I tend to correct myself a lot.
> >
> > Allan, would this be something that could be configured or changed?
> What exactly is the request? That one doesn't leave "snippet mode"
> when the caret goes outside the placeholder? This is not something I
> would change (first versions did stay in "snippet mode" longer, and
> it was mainly a disadvantage)

My request would be that using the backspace key doesn't take you out
of snippet mode.  If you type text, then delete the last character
(for instance) it should continue with the snippet.  (Admittedly I
could just learn to use undo instead of backspace.  Undo doesn't seem
to take you out of snippet mode, and will even return you to it if you
have left it).

Additionally, I feel that whilst you are in snippet mode, the snippet
should be highlighted in some way.  As soon as you leave snippet mode,
the highlight should go away.

I have a rule of thumb, that anytime you are in a mode, you should be
able to tell that you are in a mode and roughly what mode you are in.


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