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Old 20th April 2016
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I am coming from linux and I wondered how to select all in a textbox? Control-A used to do that but now it just jumps to the start of the line. I found that Control-Shift-A selects everything from where you are to the start - but that's not what I want.

How to select everything in a textbox on BSD? I'm just getting used to the new commands and things..

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I am coming from linux and I wondered how to select all in a textbox? Control-A used to do that but now it just jumps to the start of the line.
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Textboxes are not standardized. You will need to tell us what *BSD you using, what window manager you have chosen, and what application you are using which motivates the original question.
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This really depends on the application you're using − or rather, the *toolkit* of the application you're using. Unlike Windows or OSX, there isn't really a single "standard" for this, leading to a somewhat fragmented user experience.

For example, GTK and Qt programs map ^A to "select all", while tk programs map ^A to "move the cursor to the start of the line"...
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Maybe "Control + /" instead of "Control + A"
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Thank you Control-/ works! I learned from the other posts too thanks everyone.
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