Select sentence option

First of all, Scrivener is wonderful!

One minor request regarding text-editing pane. I’d dearly love it if you could optionally choose to have triple-click select sentence, rather than paragraph.
Then, quadruple-click could select paragraph. Or else option-triple click could select paragraph.
Or, the other way around: option-triple click could select sentence, and the others could remain the same.

But the ability to select a sentence by mouse click would be really nice.


Scrivener just uses the standard OS X text system (the same one used in TextEdit), so this sort of behaviour is programmed by Apple, not me. AmberV, or another power OS X user, may be able to help you better than I can on how to do this sort of thing with the text system.

Oh, and thanks for the kind words about Scrivener. :slight_smile:


To my knowledge, there are no internal hooks that allow sentence selection. There are quite a few “undocumented” text manipulation features, but that is not one of them. The best you can do is wait for Leopard, or file a request with Apple. The easiest way to do this currently is to either: Double-click with the mouse and quickly select the sentence by word, or use the Opt-Right/LeftArrow keys.