Smart caret positioning and selection in Magik names

Smart caret positioning can be used to change cursor position in places where Magik code is shown. If switched on, cursor stops only at the beginning/end of the word and the next cursor position is calculated including Magik syntax. Smart selection can be used to expand selection to the next Magik word boundary.

Smart caret positioning and selection actions:

Action Shortcut Description
Previous Magik Word Ctrl + ←

Move cursor to the previous Magik word boundary

Next Magik Word Ctrl + →

Move cursor to the next Magik word boundary

Select Previous Magik Word Ctrl + Shift + ←

Expands selection to the previous Magik word boundary

Select Next Magik Word Ctrl + Shift + →

Expands selection to the next Magik word boundary

Apart from Magik editor smart caret positioning is also available in the following editors, views and dialogs:

Note: Smart caret positioning and selection overrides standard platform behaviour. You can restore default behaviour on General preference page.

Related concepts

Magik Editor

Related reference

General preferences
Magik editor preferences