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Re: Drag selection?

Postby bizoo on Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:20 pm

It's not because it's a commercial text editor that Jon as to include every crappy function from other text editor... Your remark is really uncalled for.
I don't think that drag selection is in the philosophy of this application, but it's Jon (amazing) works and I will not allow myself to answer for him.

_ michael wrote: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?
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby guillermooo on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:44 pm

I like to see Sublime as a platform to build your tailor-made editor, so I'm generally against cramming it full of features. In particular, I don't miss dragging text around in the least, but that's just an opinion. I'm just making sure it's voiced here. ;)
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby SimonEast on Mon May 23, 2011 2:10 am

+1... Another person who misses the drag feature for moving blocks of code around in a document. But yes Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down seems to be the next best thing.

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Re: Drag selection?

Postby jbjornson on Mon May 23, 2011 9:41 am

Count me as another person that absolutely hates it when selections can be dragged with the mouse. For me it is totally counter-intuitive behavior and I have only succeeded in accidentally moving text with this "feature".

That said, everyone is different and I can imagine that this feature might be very intuitive and helpful for someone else. If this functionality is added, I would suggest using it along with a modifier key. So, for example, you could only drag a selection if you are holding down the ctrl key at the same time. Also, please add an option for people to be able to disable it.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby oliverseal on Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:51 pm

Yes. I'm a convert from TextMate (I wish TextMate were cross-plat), I use the hell out of a click-drag selection on a daily basis for quick edits. I can guess as to why there might be issues with implementing this cross-platform.

I use it so much, though, it's actually the main reason I cite for not actually purchasing Sublime Text 2 currently. Might seem trivial, but it's really been an annoyance for me.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby Rhywun on Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:19 am

Like some others, I don't miss click 'n' drag within the editor. But... I sort of miss it between applications. I've been tripped up a couple times on this, but in the end it's not a huge deal, especially since cut 'n' paste usually works just as well.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby oio on Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:24 am

+1 for drag selection
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby OrganicPixels on Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:13 pm

+1 for drag selection.
I've been using this on a Mac and when I have another program that called drop zone that allows me to drag text and it's automatically sent to pastie.org. Extremely handy when working on Textmate. This would be a huge plus for me to make the switch completely.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby bobbbio on Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:20 pm

+1 for drag selection

I wish it at least had the option. I like to be able to drag big portions of text around while also having different text saved into the clipboard.

Omitting it from what is otherwise a great app seems a little short-sided.
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Re: Drag selection?

Postby classic695 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:57 pm

Consider this another request for drag and drop text movement, which is a standard interface feature on Mac OS X (and has been for a very long time). When I try to drag and drop text and it doesn't work, it's a constant reminder that Sublime Text is not a Mac OS X application, and still needs to try harder to work like one.
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