[MlMt] starting with an active row - bug or feature?

David Shepherdson david at shepherdson.name
Thu Jan 28 16:10:39 EST 2016

On 29 Jan 2016, at 07.10, Vlad Ghitulescu wrote:

> As I mentioned in the previous thread, I'm using the BBEdit-command in 
> MailMate.
> One thing that's a bit annoying is that after the tab BBEdit starts 
> with the cursor in the first row **and the whole row active** (as 
> after CMD-L in BBEdit respectively CMD-left arrow & CMD-SHIFT-right 
> arrow in every other OS X text editor).

I’m also using the BBEdit command (but not automatically — I use a 
keyboard shortcut when I want to edit a particular message using 
BBEdit), and I also see this behaviour. I think it is a feature, so that 
you are taken to the same line in BBEdit as the cursor was on in 
MailMate; it’s just that BBEdit selects the line, rather than simply 
moving to it.

One way to stop this would be to edit the file:


…and remove the ‘+${MM_LINE_NUMBER}’ part.

Otherwise, it’s probably a feature request to Bare Bones Software for 
a way to go to a line from the bbedit tool without selecting it (like 
the built-in Go To Line command does).


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