[TxMt] Re: Cancelling a multiple selection?

Allan Odgaard mailinglist at textmate.org
Wed May 13 13:40:47 UTC 2015

On 13 May 2015, at 15:30, Tom Smyth wrote:

> Is there a key for this? I know you can go to the start of the line or 
> up
> depending on the type of selection but that requires a certain 
> cognitive
> overhead in my experience and it would be so much easier to have a 
> single
> consistent key that cancels it and returns to the original single
> selection. Is there one that I don't know about?

There is no key for this, but a mouse click will do, or the up/down 
action (as you mention).

The problem is finding a good key, i.e. will you remember something like 
⇧⌘⎋ or just do the up/down when you want to go back to a single 

Though with the existing convention of single-tapping option to toggle 
selection type, and with Apple’s introduction of double-tapping fn for 
dictation, perhaps double-tapping shift could work.

I wonder though if it should just “pop” the last selection, this 
would then also work as an undo for ⌃W (select next word) which is 
sometimes requested. But it might be a little tedious if you have many 


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