alt-up/down doesn’t do anything, and ctrl-shift-a is confusing

Halp ticket:

  • support/d8c483c6c4af11e3900abd3beebdf506

Pressing alt-up and alt-down doesn’t move the cursor at all, which isn’t what some of our users expect. The same is true for alt-shift-up and alt-shift-down.

As far as I can tell, SublimeText3 uses alt-up/down to jump to the beginning/end of the line, and shift-alt-up/down to select to the beginning/end of the line. Might this be a good default in Atom as well?

This behavior of jumping to the beginning of the line is currently bound to ctrl-a (editor:move-to-beginning-of-line), while cmd-left jumps to the beginning of the physical line (editor:move-to-first-character-of-line).

However, ctrl-shift-a doesn’t select to the beginning of the logical line but to the beginning of the physical line (editor:select-to-first-character-of-line), which is the same thing as cmd-shift-left.

In other words, if ctrl-shift-a was consistent with ctrl-a, it would select like this:

screen shot 2014-04-15 at 7 33 13 pm

while it currently selects like this:

screen shot 2014-04-15 at 7 33 30 pm

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