Trying to convert from TextMate over to Atom, one area that I am having a bit of difficulty adapting to is that Atom tries to be very intelligent about how to highlight “words” per grammar.
I am wondering if there is a way to disable this feature and revert back to the way that your operating system natively highlights text via the keyboard.
Also, a big issue I keep encountering, is that I, over the years, have trained myself to double click the first word that I want to highlight as part of a phrase, followed by keyboard shortcuts to select the remainders. Atom, however, will “unselect” the first word I highlighted and then continue to highlight the reminders. This is defiantly not expected, imo.
Expectation would be that double clicking a word, then pressing the keyboard shortcuts (osx: shift+option left/right arrow) would then continue to append the words to your text selection.
Also, I can live to learn with this one… but…
If I have a kebab string: “a-b-c-d” and I am using the keyboard to select the segments, natively the first keyboard stroke will give you the first segment, followed by the remaining segments including the
-. In Atom, the
- are their own keyboard stroke.
This one is not a “bad thing” but it is not native to the operating system, which would be my personal preference so I receive similar behavior no matter what I am working in.
My goal is to just “hack” atom to turn off these features, disable them, whatever.
Is it possible?