Re: Probably the wrong forum to ask - double click highlight and quick search
- On Sun, Jun 1, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Nico Weber <nicolasweber@...> wrote:
>Ha! That is so amazingly cool. I'm new to the Mac and LOVE It. I think
> Short answer: Hit ⌘E to search for the text that is currently
> highlighted. This copies the currently highlighted text to the "search
> pasteboard". You can now hit ⌘G in all applications to search for
> this text. This is a Mac OS X feature and works in all apps (e.g. you
> could highlight text in MacVim, hit ⌘E, then switch to Safari and hit
> ⌘G to search for the text you had highlighted in MacVim). ⌘E is
> probably what you want.
I need to go search now for all the available Mac short cuts.
Yes ⌘-E is just perfect!
>Thanks for this also. Might add this also just for an a cross vim
> Long answer: You could add a mapping for your current approach:
> map <F3> y/<C-r>"<CR>
approach? (Right now I'm just ecstatic over the ⌘-E thing:)
> Even better, you can simply hit * to search for the word under theYes I like this one but I'm often needing to select more than just one
> cursor. This requires that the cursor is on the word you want to
> search for, and you say that you're using the mouse. It is often
> faster to navigate with the keyboard, so in cases where you're using
> the keyboard anyways, * might be a nice option.
word and quickly find the occurrences.
>Yea I should look into that. I typically have my IDE open for my Java
> Finally, when you're browsing code, you probably want to search for an
> identifier to see where it is defined. In this cases, read about ctags
> or cscope and <C-]>, this is much more efficient to look up
> definitions (and with cscope, you can even look for all uses of a
> function, all functions called by a function, etc. -- at least if your
> programming language is supported by cscope).
stuff, but I really would like to use ctags more. I assume you can set
up projects so ctags knows the scope of where to look. I'll look into
using them. I often don't want my IDE open and would love to use
macVim instead (even though I do have an Eclipse vim plugin which is
nice for moving around without the mouse.)
>It sure did! Thanks.
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