Feature Request: type bracket to surround selected text



  • Feature Request: type bracket to surround selected text.
    example:
    1.select text: abc
    2. type (
    3. result: "(abc)



  • What you’re talking about is encapsulating. Honestly I would find this useful occasionally as a time saver, but I could more so see this as a plugin.

    It would be even more useful to me with the option add line breaks and adjust indentation at the same time.
    [
    “string”,
    “string2”
    ]
    becomes
    [
    [
    “string”,
    “string2”
    ]
    ]

    all with a hotkey press. Yes please. But I think that’s too specialized to be in the main program. Like I say, this could be a plugin.

    Okay so the website eats my whitespace. That’s more than a little ironic, isn’t it?



  • @Andrew-Dunn said:

    the website eats my whitespace

    If you’re going to do something that looks like a code-block, I believe you need to indent with four or more spaces leading off each line. When I do it, I use Notepad++ to prepare it (indented!) and then paste it here. :-)



  • This feature is a built-in feature of the sublime & vscode


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