Text Merge Commands

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Following is a description of the Text Merge commands, in addition to the common commands.  Most of these commands are available as toolbar buttons.

Pick Tools > Options and switch to the Toolbars, etc. page to define your own keyboard shortcuts, and hide or expose commands on the menus and toolbars.

The Session menu

Save Session

Saves the current session.

Save Session As

Saves the current session under a new name.

Session Settings

Opens the Text Merge Session Settings dialog.

Locked

Locks or unlocks current session.


Clear Session

Replaces the current view with an empty Text Merge.

Swap Sides

Exchanges the left and right files.

Reload Files

Reloads the displayed files, prompting to save first if necessary.

Recompare Files

Recompares the displayed files, preserving edits, but not undoability.

Text Merge Info

Displays merge statistics.


Compare to Output >

 Left Side / Center Side / Right Side

Opens the file on the indicated side and the output file in a new Text Compare session.


Merge Parent Folders

Opens a new Folder Merge session based on the parent folders of the currently loaded files.

The File menu

Open File

Opens an existing file into the picked pane.


Open File on File System *

Opens an existing local file into the picked pane.


Open File Using Profile *

Opens an existing file into the picked pane using a profile.


Open Clipboard

Loads the Clipboard contents into the picked pane.


Open With

Opens the picked pane's file in one of the external Open With applications.


Open With >

 Associated Application

Opens the picked pane's file with its associated application.

Open With >

 Text Edit

Opens the picked pane's file with the built-in text editor.

Open With >

 Text Patch

Opens the picked pane's file with the built-in patch view.

Save File

Saves the modified file from the picked pane.


Save File As

Saves the file from the picked pane with a new name.


Save File on File System As *

Saves the file from the picked pane with a new name on the file system.


Save File Using Profile As *

Saves the file from the picked pane with a new name using a profile.


Explorer

Displays the file manager's context menu for the file in the picked pane.

The Edit menu

Undo

Undoes previous action.

Redo

Redoes previously undone action.


Align With

Allows you to select one line, and then click on a second line to force them to be side-by-side.


Isolate

Realigns comparison so that selected lines are by themselves.

Conflict

Clears or sets conflict for selected lines or current section.

Take Left / Take Center / Take Right

Takes selected lines or current section from indicated side.


Take Left Then Right / Take Right Then Left

Takes selected lines or current section from left and right in the indicated order.


Take Left Line / Take Center Line / Take Right Line

Takes current line from indicated side.


Increase Indent

Increases indentation of selected lines.


Decrease Indent

Decreases indentation of selected lines.


Cut / Copy / Paste / Delete

Standard editing commands.


Delete Line *

Deletes the current line.


Delete to Start of Line *

Deletes text from the current position to the beginning of the line.


Delete to End of Line *

Deletes text from the current position to the end of the line.


Delete Word *

Deletes the word at the current position.


Delete to Start of Word *

Deletes from the current position to the beginning of the word.


Delete to End of Word *

Deletes from the current position to the end of the word.


Insert Line Before *

Inserts a new blank line before the current line.


Insert Line After *

Inserts a new blank line after the current line.


Select All

Selects all visible lines in the current pane.


Select Section

Selects all lines in the current section.


Compare Selection to Clipboard

Compares the selected text with the contents of the clipboard in a new view.

Full Edit

Toggles between full character mode editing (marked) and Beyond Compare 2-like line mode (unmarked) in the main file panes.

The Search menu

Clear Conflict Section, Next

Clears conflict for current section and positions at next conflict section.

Next Conflict Section

Positions at next conflict section.

Previous Conflict Section

Positions at previous conflict section.


Next Difference

Positions at next difference text.


Previous Difference

Positions at previous difference text.

Next Difference Section

Positions at next difference section.

Previous Difference Section

Positions at previous difference section.

Next Difference Files

Opens the parent folder session's next pair of files with differences.  (Child sessions only.)

Previous Difference Files

Opens the parent folder session's previous pair of files with differences.  (Child sessions only.)

Take Left File and Open Next Difference

Takes the entire left-side file and opens the folder session's next different files.  (Child sessions only.)

Take Right File and Open Next Difference

Takes the entire right-side file and opens the folder session's next different files.  (Child sessions only.)


Next Left Taken / Next Right Taken

Positions at next range of lines where indicated side was taken.


Previous Left Taken / Previous Right Taken

Positions at previous range of lines where indicated side was taken.


Next Edit

Positions at the next edited line beyond the cursor.


Previous Edit

Positions at previous edited line before the cursor.

Find

Searches for matching text.

Replace

Replaces matching text.

Find Next

Finds next occurrence of search string.

Find Previous

Finds previous occurrence of search string.

Go To

Positions at specified line and column.


Toggle Bookmark

Places a numbered marker on the current line of the comparison, numbered from 0 to 9.


Go To Bookmark

Repositions at the specified bookmark.


Clear Bookmarks

Removes all bookmarks from the comparison.

The View menu

Show All

Shows unchanged, same change, left change, right change, different change and conflict lines.

Show Changes

Shows same change, left change, right change, different change and conflict lines.

Show Conflicts

Shows conflict lines.

Show Left Changes

Shows same change, left change, different change and conflict lines.

Show Right Changes

Shows same change, right change, different change and conflict lines.

Show Mergeable

Shows same change, left change, right change, and different change lines.

Show Unchanged

Shows unchanged lines.

Show None *

Shows no lines.

Show Context

Shows lines surrounding differences.  The number of context lines can be set in Text View Options.

Ignore Unimportant Differences

Treats unimportant differences as same.


Ignore Same Changes

Treats same changes as same.

Favor Left Changes

Suppresses highlighting of left-only changes in output.

Favor Right Changes

Suppresses highlighting of right-only changes in output.

Ignored

Ignores (or unignores) differences in selected lines or current section.

Visible Whitespace

Shows or hides visible spaces, tabs.

Line Numbers

Shows or hides line numbers.

Syntax Highlighting

Shows or hides syntax highlighting.

Display Font *

Selects the font to use in editor panes.

Increase Display Font Size *

Increases editor font size.

Decrease Display Font Size *

Decreases editor font size.

Reset Display Font Size *

Resets editor font size.

Side-by-side Layout

Arranges editor panes left and right of each other.

Over-under Layout

Arranges editor panes above and below each other.

Detached Output Pane

Shows output pane in separate window.

Webpages

Shows or hides web browser panels that display the current files as webpages.

Thumbnail

Shows or hides the thumbnail summary of changes at left of view.

Center Pane

Shows or hides center pane.

Text Details

Shows or hides the text details panel at bottom of view.

Hex Details

Shows or hides the hexadecimal details panel at bottom of view.

Ruler

Shows or hides the line details ruler.

File Info

Shows or hides file information panels at the top of editor panes.


Toolbar

Shows or hides the toolbar.

* Hidden by default.