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Inconsistent/Strange behavior in the open file dialog box

Please read my example.

Go into a TOAD editor window and type this text

schema.view_name

Then put your cursor to the leftmost column (pressing home will do).

Then press SHIFT+CTRL+RIGHT ARROW. In the editor - AND MOST APPLICATIONS, this will highlight/select “schema.”

Now, Press CTRL+O to open a system dialog.

type schema.view_name as before.

Then put your cursor to the leftmost column (pressing home will do).

Then press SHIFT+CTRL+RIGHT ARROW. You will notice that contrary to how other applications AND THE TOAD EDITOR work, the results in a complete selection of all the text.

This is odd, and due to the way I use TOAD and we name our files and objects, quite cumbersome for me.

I need a quick (meaning without touching my mouse or pressing the arrow key a bunch of times) way to select the schema in this case as our filenames are the same as our object names.

Yes, I realize I can remove it first. But in certain situations, what ends up on my clipboard for good reason is schema.view_name. It would be nice to be able to just click CTRL+O, then CTRL+V, then do the quick select of the schema. and press delete.

Thanks,