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Bug 248432 - Wrong selection replacement
Summary: Wrong selection replacement
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: javascript
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Editor (show other bugs)
Version: 8.1
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Petr Pisl
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-05 16:40 UTC by Petr Hrebejk
Modified: 2015-06-09 14:44 UTC (History)
0 users

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Petr Hrebejk 2014-11-05 16:40:21 UTC
have a text like:

setFilterKind.bind($data, 'UNIFIED')

place selection on:


press (

What you get is:

setFilterKind.(bind($data,) 'UNIFIED')

which is pretty confusing.

There are very similar problems with " it is often pretty complicated to make the IDE to place them in correct places.

I would prefer not to have the wrap selection feature at all than this. The gesture of selecting something and replacing it with a character typed is pretty standard and should not be overridden by the wrap-selection functionality.
Comment 1 Roman Svitanic 2015-06-09 14:44:48 UTC
If you don't like the mentioned feature, then you can easily turn it off:
Go to CC options: Options > Editor > Code Completion

and then you can customize both cases:

1. Brackets/parentheses
Select "All Languages" and uncheck there "Insert Closing Brackets Automatically"

Select "JavaScript" and uncheck "Use Smart Quotes"