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Alonso Serrano
Alonso Serrano
15,341 Points

Is there a shortcut in Atom for wrapping selected text with quotes?

I love the cmd + / shortcut to comment things out. Is there something similar but for turning things into strings?

I know Atom is "hackable". How would you go about adding this?


Hitting the quotes while text is highlighted works in a lot of good editors. Atom, Sublime, Brackets, Not notepad + though . Well it kinda works in notepad+, it's really convoluted though.


1 Answer

Why, yes there is! Highlight the string by double clicking it, then hit the quotes. It will wrap the string in "" or '' whatever you chose. To highlight a whole line instead of one word, you can

  • double click and then click again, it will highlight that line, or
  • click the beginning of where you want to start, hold shift and then click where you want to end.
  • Hit the quotes. It will wrap the highlighted area with the quotes
  • I use it all the time, it's very handy :D
  • it also works for wrapping things in parenthesis, curly braces and brackets
Alonso Serrano
Alonso Serrano
15,341 Points

YES! This is amazing! So useful! Thanks a lot!

Mike Hickman
Mike Hickman
19,817 Points

Holy crap. I know and use a ton of shortcuts, but never knew this. WHY DID I NOT KNOW THIS?! Thanks for the great answer.