Since Create takes advantage of Apple's Cocoa objects and frameworks, upgrading to Tiger means that Create gets an upgrade in features as well. I thought we could list the new features Create inherits in Tiger in this thread. Here are changes and new features regarding the text features of Create and any Cocoa application.
In text fields, you can now make non-contiguous selections of text. Double click on a text field to edit it, then simply hold down the command (apple) key when selecting text.
There's no more 1/2 second delay when dragging a text selection around to move or copy it. If you have some text selected (double-click on the text field to be in text editing mode), just start dragging that text around, and it immediately will show up under your cursor.
I'm not sure if this is actually new, but just in case.
If you hold down the option key while in text editing mode, you are presented with a crosshair that will pick any text characters you cross in that text field.
While in text editing mode in Create, the contextual menu for any text selection has three new options: Search in Spotlight, Search in Google, and Look Up in Dictionary.
The first opens up a Spotlight window with results, as opposed to the Spotlight field in the upper right corner.
The second opens up a new window or tab in Safari and delivers results from Google.com. It seems to do this in the background though. No Safari window came to the foreground when I did it, and I had to check Safari to see if anything happened. It did it, but you have to go looking for the results window I guess.
Finally, the third option will open up the new Dictionary application and open a new window with the definition in it. If you have multiple words selected, it will only look up the first word in the selection. If you have the first word only partially selected, it will still look up the entire word. But wait, there's more! If you go to your Dictionary.app's preferences, you can change the option to open up the Dictionary application for the definnition and choose to see the definition in a tooltip below the word in question. What's ncie about this is that not only do you not have to leave Create to read a definition, but you can also view synonyms by choosing the thesaurus instead of the dictionary in that tooltip. If you want to see more info in one place (the size of the tooltip widow is fixed, so long definitions have to scroll), you can choose to see the definition and the thesaurus entires in the Dictionary.app from within the tooltip.
Thefollowing tips are actually text editing shortcuts that are in previous Mac OS X releases (and even OpenStep I believe), but I've gotten the impression that a lot of people aren't aware of them. Again, you have to double-click on a text field to enter into text editing mode; these don't work on a text field whenit's acting as an object.
moves the cursor to the end of the paragraph.
transposes the letters on either side of the cursor. (I luurve
this one -- two "u"s!)
deletes your selection if you have text highlighted.
inserts a return carriage wherever your cursor is. If you have text highlighted, the text will be replaced by the return carriage.
moves the cursor up one line. (p= previous line)
moves the cursor to the beginning of the paragraph.
forward deletes a character, that is, deletes the character to the right of the cursor.
moves the cursor forward one character (doesn't affect the characters themselves).
backward (regular) deletes a character, that is, deletes the character to the left of the cursor.
deletes everything to the right of the cursor within the paragraph.
moves the cursor to the bottom of the text field -- but inside the last punctuation mark. Hm.
moves the cursor one character to the left (doesn't affect the chacters themselves).
moves the cursor down one line.
Oh, and undo (command-z) works within all text fields and selections.
So has anyone else noticed new or different behavior in Create since they've upgraded to Tiger?