How To Select Multiple Areas Of Text

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  1. Posts : 5
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       #11

    I understand that at the moment this is the only way to do it, which is why I asked this forum for help, because maybe a program exists that enables this system-wide that I don't know about.
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  2. Posts : 1,212
    Windows 10 Pro
       #12

    nitsi said:
    You misunderstand. What I want is kinda like ctrl+c/v (no matter which program you use, you'll always have the option to ctrl+c/v text, even if the program never programmed the feature in, because its a feature at the windows level). Its also like if I change the keyboard layout in windows settings to lets say dvorak, ill now be able to type in dvorak no matter in which program I'm in, including notepad (notepad didn't have to program in a dvorak feature, windows just tells notepad that I typed a 'u' when I press the home row left index finger key ('f')). In the same way that these 2 examples work universally (at the windows (and not the program) level), I'm looking for a universal way to select multiple non-cosecutive strings.
    In reality Cut, Copy, and Paste are primarily application features. Windows provides the tools to implement them but it is up to the application to use them. The extent of implementation and how the options are presented to the user is completely up to the application. Even the keyboard shortcuts of Control-X, C, and V are just conventions. Unless the application is using the system controls the application could easily use other keys. Of course this is rarely done.

    I have done programming with the Clipboard tools and know how they are used.

    The fact that Cut, Copy, and Paste are so widely available tends to hide the fact that the application is very much involved in their implementation. Similarly, multiple selection is an application feature and must be implemented at the application level. It cannot be implemented universally. Sorry, but that is reality.
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  3. Posts : 1,234
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #13

    nitsi said:
    I understand that at the moment this is the only way to do it, which is why I asked this forum for help, because maybe a program exists that enables this system-wide that I don't know about.
    This forum has helped by providing the different items that will do what you want to while explaining that it doesn't work in other cases.

    On "maybe a program exists that enables this system-wide", I just did some research on that and maybe you have also, I don't know. But I do know there aren't any that I can find.
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