Re: [code] Moving around and selecting text with arrow and modifier keys

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 13:57:33 -0400 (EDT)

Hi James,

On Tue, 23 Jun 2020, James Reynolds wrote:

> I regularly use opt/alt arrow to move around and skip words and it works in macOS in every app I can think of. I can also select text by word by adding shift. So shift-opt/alt-arrow will select the word. Textadept doesn't use this shortcut, instead it uses shift-cntl-arrow to select text by word. I've been trying to relearn this but it's the only app that I use that does this and I can see it's not going to happen. Is it possible to remap this behavior? I'm afraid it's part of scintilla and isn't modifiable.

Are you not able to bind the keys you want to use?[1] Most of Textadept's key bindings are defined in *modules/textadept/keys.lua* to give you an idea of what you can try.



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