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Better Edit Keys

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better-edit-keys-11.hqx (114.14 KB)
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For System 7.0 - 7.6
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For System 7.0 - 7.6
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For System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Basilisk II,

Better Edit Keys is a cool system enhancement that allows you to use
the shift, option and control keys with the arrows, delete, forward
delete and clear keys in any standard text editing field, including
basic text editors such as SimpleText. This makes it much easier to
work with text without reaching the mouse. The following key
combinations are allowed:

- shift + any arrow: extend the current selection. - option + left/right
arrow: move to the previous or next word. - control + left/right arrow
or option + up/down arrow: move to the beginning or end of the current
line. - shift + option + any arrow: move like option + arrow while
extending the selection. - option + delete: delete up to the beginning
of the current word (or clear selection). - forward delete or shift +
delete: delete the next character (or clear selection). - option +
forward delete or shift + option + delete: delete up to the end of the
current word (or clear selection). - clear: clear the current selection,
if any. - option + clear: delete the current word (or clear selection).

* The above tasks should usually be performed by applications, but many
of them don't care. Better Edit Keys implements this default behavior in
all situations where the application is not already taking care of it,
but it does nothing if the application handles the keystrokes by itself.
This means that the above keystrokes will not work if the application
already handles them. For example recent versions of SimpleText handle
the forward delete key by themselves, which also disables the option +
forward delete keystroke provided by Better Edit Keys. There is no safe
way to override the application's own handling of the keystrokes, so
Better Edit Keys is only useful for applications that don't handle them
and for generic text editing fields like the ones in dialog windows.

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