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Drag selection?

Postby ow1n on Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:54 pm

Is it not possible to select text and then drag it within a document?
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby politeboy on Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:59 pm

What do you mean by that? Select and drag, like from one tab to another tab within windows or from another editor to sublime text editor? Clear the question. May be i can help you!!
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby ow1n on Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:08 pm

In other editors I can select a chunk of text, click that selection and hold down the mouse button, and drag that chunk to another location in the same document. I can't do that in Sublime Text, unless there's a trick to it I'm not seeing.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby tgkeul on Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:29 pm

There is no trick. I'm missing it, too. :cry:
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby jdcfd on Thu May 06, 2010 4:53 pm

I'd like to see this as well; hopefully it would not be too much trouble to implement.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby GreyWyvern on Thu May 06, 2010 9:26 pm

Personally I hate this behaviour, it does not seem intuitive to me wrt normal mouse text-selection behaviour. So please make it optional! :)
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby edanm on Fri May 07, 2010 7:21 am

You can do this using the keyboard.
Just select text, the hit ctrl+shift+up/down (I think).

I don't know a way to do this using the mouse, but I'm also afriad that it will be unintuitive.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby guillermooo on Fri May 07, 2010 8:31 am

Personally, I've always found that feature annoying; it's easy to accidentally release the mouse button and then chaos ensues.

For me "search" + "keyboard selection" + "cut" + "search/go back to bookmark/etc to go destination" is always much faster and reliable.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby tgkeul on Tue May 11, 2010 10:27 am

At least on my old pc navigating in sublime text using the keyboard is relative slow for some file types with a komplex tmLanguage definition. Moving 30 lines up and 5 words right takes a while using the cursor keys.

At this occasions clicking and dragging with the mouse is much faster, especially on my new megasized monitor.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby _ michael on Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:48 pm

Hi,

I'm new to Sublime Text and absolutely loving the clean UI. Yet after an hour or so I stumbled over the fact that dragging text didn't work (which is, let's say, a bit surprising for a commercial text editor). Is this on the cards for the next version?

Thanks,

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