Re: behave mswin: word and WORD movement in selection
- Vlad Sandrini wrote:
> Don't know if this is a bug but anyway...The trouble is that we don't have enough modifiers. Normally <C-Left>
> With :behave mswin (standard win install, unix evim, etc) you have
> selection instead of visual, so you select text with shift-movement,
> and this is well known.
> Now, when in insert mode, you use <C-LEFT> and <C-RIGHT> and you
> obtain word (lowercase) movement, that is alphanumeric words,
> separated by spaces and non-word symbols, like typing lower 'w' and
> 'b' in normal and visual.
> When in select mode, visual mode's brother, I'd expect to type
> <C-S-Left> and <C-S-Right> and expand my selection with the same kind
> of movement, but the movement I get is WORD (uppercase), like typing
> upper 'W' and 'B' in normal and visual: that is, words separated by
> spaces only (non-word symbols like points and other separators are
> skipped, considered part of the word) - while a lowercase word
> movement would be much more useful.
is used to advance a WORD left while <S-Left> moves a word left. In
Select mode you already need the shift modifier to keep the selection,
thus we can't distinguish between word and WORD.
> I read in visual.txt that <C-O> in select should switch to visual forIt's much simpler: ":vmap" already takes care of switching from Select
> one command, so I expected to workaround this issue adding these lines
> at the bottom of mswin.vim:
> :vmap <C-S-Left> <C-O>b
> :vmap <C-S-Right> <C-O>w
> ...but it doesn't work.
> Indeed, hand typing <c-o>b and <c-o>w DOES work when in select.
> However, when I map these movements, all it does when I press
> <C-S-Left> and <C-S-Right> in select, is beep and stand still.
> Did I do something wrong? Is there something wrong with <c-o> in
> select at all? Must I take a few minute rest?
> (vim 6.1.81)
to Visual mode. Thus you only need:
:vmap <C-S-Left> b
:vmap <C-S-Right> w
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