Text selecting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Unorthodox, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Unorthodox macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2006
    Not at the beach...

    You know when you're trying to select some text in a document?

    You just click draaaaaaaag your cursor over the text you want to select.
    Simple, right?

    Well, what about those times when you just want to select just a few letters?
    Or those times when the font is really, really, really tiny?
    You just click and draaaaaaaag your cursor of the text you want to select.
    Oops! You accidentally selected to much.
    Lets try it again....
    Click and draaaaaaaag.
    You didn't select everything you needed.
    Let's try it one more time....
    Click and draaaaaag.
    Your mouse jumps at the last second and you accidentally select a huge chunk of text!

    Don't you wish there was an easier way to select the text you wanted?

    *crown chants, "YES! YES!"*

    *looks over shoulder*
    There is a better way.

    *crowd gasps, light dim*

    All you have to do is:
    1 - Click next to the text you want to select.
    1.5 - If necessary, use the arrow keys to maneuver the blinking cursor exactly where you want to begin selecting text.
    2 - Now, press and hold the shift key.
    3 - While you are still holding down the shift key, use the arrow keys to select text in any direction.
    4 - Release the shift key and you now have the exact text you wanted selected and ready for your next command; ALL with just one click!

    It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4!

    But wait! There's more!
    If you hold down the option key and the shift key, you will select words instead of individual letters!

    *applause and cheers*
    *stage dive*
  2. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

    Old Smuggler

    Sep 8, 2006
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Nice i knew about the shift but not about the option. thanks for the tip

    Haha what I wrote sounds like a football play

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