A way to set mouse to select a word or sentence without the space following it?
LakeInHolland last edited by Pesala
This can be set in WordPerfect. I'd like to be able to set it in Vivaldi.
It already exists. Vivaldi automatically selects by word when dragging, and does not select the following space. Double-click, then drag. To select just one word, double-click, then drag back to select one word without the space.
Even easier to select several words without the space, is double-click the first, then single-click anywhere in the last.
Steffie last edited by
@LakeInHolland If you change to Linux, one of the multiplicity of benefits you'd enjoy is that by default all words in all programs, browsers & beyond, get selected sans-space. It's so refreshing after windoze.
LakeInHolland last edited by
@Pesala That may be so when dragging, Pesala, but I'm talking about clicking on a single word or sentence. The behaviour you describe is definitely not what I experience. Perhaps I must try reinterpreting what you write - it wouldn't be the first time I'd misunderstood what someone else had written!
In fact it seems to be more or less random. If I click on 'definitely' above, my system selects the word and the space following it. I I click on, let me see, - Ah! I see what's happening: in the text in the right-hand box, mirroring what I'm typing in, it works if I confine mnyself to the last word of the line. Elsewhere, clicking on a word selects the word and the space following it. In this, the left-hand box, even that doesn't work. (I now see the r/h box is called the preview, though what point it has escapes me!)
I see now that it also works on the last word in a sentence.
Basically, what would be nice would be a simple double-click on e.g. account numbers w/o further punctuation, rather than having to select it 'manually'.
LakeInHolland last edited by
@Steffie I believe you Steffie. I'm not quite sure if WP runs under Linux, but I suppose I could find out! Thank you for your comment (same goes to Pesala - I have an idea I omitted that; if so, sorry!
@LakeInHolland It's not random at all.
Just double-click the word and drag left.
The last word is not followed by a space, that's why double-click selects it immediately. The rule applies to "double" in "double-click" because it is followed by a hyphen, not a space.
There's a good reason why the default is to select the following space - for drag and drop of text to reorder words.
Steffie last edited by Steffie
not quite sure if WP runs under Linux
Well given it's an old windoze pgm i rather doubt it. That said, you could read some of the many links this DDG search revealed: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=run wordperfect in linux&t=vivaldi
There's several excellent Office packages freely-available, & free, in Linux-land, all of which honour the standard sane word-selection behaviour i mentioned. For the 20+ years i used windoze its stupid selection policy annoyed the crap outta me, so it was a real relief to be freed of that once i crossed-over to Linux. FYI: