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    LTT
    Participant

    Some editors (e.g. EditPad) select words this way:
    Ctrl+Shift+Left extends to each word left.
    Ctrl+Shift+Right extends to each word right.

    While moving is the same way as in EmEditor:
    Ctrl+Left/Right goes to each word left.

    I feel EditPad’s word selecting is better. Thus we can include/exclude (any numbers of) white space(s) in any direction by just changing the direction on the right hand, without changing Ctrl+Shift+ on the left hand.

    While in EmEditor, we have to release Ctrl key in such cases. Actions change on both hands.

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    CHM:
    /cmd/edit/left_word.htm
    Description
    This command ignores white space, and moves the cursor to the *end* of the *provious* word in the current line.

    According to the current behavior, should be “… the start of …”

    #25408

    LTT
    Participant

    > Reverted the default behavior of the Word Right/Left (Extend) commands to the old behavior.

    I need and prefer the new behavior of Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right.
    But need and prefer the old behavior of Ctrl+Left/Right.

    Please read my post above and consider it again.

    Please add an option(s) if possible. Thank you.

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    BTW,
    CHM: … *provious* …

    #25411

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    I need to revert Word Right/Left (Extend) commands to previous behaviors because some users complain the behavior changes. However, I added registry values, and settings those values can alter the behaviors:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EmSoft\EmEditor v3\Common

    WordLeftType

    WordRightType

    Both REG_DWORD

    Please set 1 to both values for your preference.

    On the next major version, I will add this option available to the Customize dialog.

    Thanks,

    #25419

    LTT
    Participant

    Great. Thank you.

    And after a while of adaption and chewing, I realize that the new behavior in EmEditor is even better than in EditPad:

    Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right extends to each word left/right. (EmEditor = EditPad)
    This solves the issue of including/excluding space(s), e.g. makes it more friendly in Space(s)-SV editing.

    Difference:
    EmEditor: Ctrl+Left/Right goes to each word left/Right.
    EditPad: Ctrl+Left/Right goes to each word left. ( = The old behavior in EmEditor. Though by using Ctrl+Right we usually want to go to the next word Left, we lack a nimble way to go to the word Right.)

    Hope more users will give it a try and enjoy the new behavior.

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