my text editor sucks

today as I was viewing a random XML file in gedit, I pressed ctrl-w to select a "word".. happily, gedit closed the document.

this and similar problems often have me using my open idea project to open random files on my file system, just so I can use all the fancy stuff that my fingers know from 8-16 hours a day in the environment for the last 3 years... am I the only one? ctrl-c/x act on the current line if nothing is selected... ctrl-d doubles the selected text or entire line... ctrl-w... etc, etc...

this makes me think how great it would be to have a version of "idea" that would not build caches, or do auto complete or run ant or refactor.. etc.. it would be more along the lines of nedit or ultraedit only sublty smarter and with keymaps i know and love... maybe someone can suggest a text editor with a similar keymap and capabilities?

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"Dan Bachelder" <intellij@chowda.net> wrote:

today as I was viewing a random XML file in gedit, I pressed ctrl-w to select a "word".. happily, gedit closed the document.

this and similar problems often have me using my open idea project to open random files on my file system, just so I can use all the fancy stuff that my fingers know from 8-16 hours a day in the environment for the last 3 years... am I the only one? ctrl-c/x act on the current line if nothing is selected... ctrl-d doubles the selected text or entire line... ctrl-w... etc, etc...

this makes me think how great it would be to have a version of "idea" that would not build caches, or do auto complete or run ant or refactor.. etc.. it would be more along the lines of nedit or ultraedit only sublty smarter and with keymaps i know and love... maybe someone can suggest a text editor with a

similar keymap and capabilities?

well, I think you can remap keys in almost every editor.
I use EditPlus , and yes, ctrl-w selects word, I think I remaped ctrl+d to line duplicate(it was insert date) etc..
But it's all about how you feel when working with it. I use EditPlus for about 6 years now, I think, and, I tried almost every other editor around,
and switched back again.
If you really need top editor, where you can change almost everything, than, don't look further than VisualSlick, it cost some big bucks,that's the main reason I am not using it....or use old good Xemacs....

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Yeah... I was wishing someone had already done the "work" for me :) I'm lazy like that...

and I guess I should have made it clearer that I'm on linux... so editplus won't work for me... and I'm not interested in paying the slickedit tax :)

thanks,
dan

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