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12788Re: Manipulate selected text

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  • Kyle Lippincott
    Sep 30, 2011
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      It probably depends on selectmode then.. I think by default on Marin
      behavior it's only set to 'mouse', but I set it to all three
      (including 'cmd') before writing that. Even more reason for me to
      dislike the feature - too hard to tell what's going to happen ;)

      On Sep 30, 2011, at 8:44, Tony Mechelynck <antoine.mechelynck@...> wrote:

      > On Sep 29, 6:26 pm, Kyle Lippincott <spect...@...> wrote:
      >> This sounds an awful lot like select mode to me. Verify before you hit :
      >> that you're in 'VISIUAL' not 'SELECT' mode. Investigate the 'selectmode'
      >> option and 'behave' command to see why this might be getting turned on.
      >> It's meant to mimic Microsoft Windows selection model behavior, but I find
      >> it very confusing..
      >>
      >> If you *want* to use select mode but switch to visual for something, ctrl-o
      >> will switch to visual for one command, ctrl-g will straight up switch. If
      >> you accidentally erase something in select mode when you meant to hit
      >> ctrl-[og] to get to visual first, you can undo it by hitting 'u', then 'gv'
      >> to regain the previous selection (but you'll still be in select mode, so
      >> don't forget the ctrl-o or ctrl-g this time ;)).
      >
      > gv will put you back in Visual mode, even if you were in Select mode
      > before. At least that's how it happens on GTK2 gvim, and I can't see
      > why MacVim would do it differently. Not knowing about Ctrl-G, I've
      > often used <Esc>gv to go from Select to Visual.
      >
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