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If I select some text in a text input field/area/window, I can drag that text to another position somewhere within the text area using the mouse. Is it possible to do this dragging using the keyboard?
I can imagine some global key shortcut existing that would allow me to "drag" the text selection using the arrow keys; maybe even using keys like "End" and Page Up".

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Select txt, Ctrl+X, move with arrow keys and Ctrl+V? (Cut and Paste) :) –  HaydnWVN Feb 24 '12 at 9:53
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Avoiding copy/cut-pasting is one of the main reasons I want to do this in the first place—don't want to lose what's on my clipboard. :P –  Protector one Feb 24 '12 at 10:05

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Your best bet would be to use MouseKeys. It's one of the accessibility features of Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7.

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Apart from using MouseKeys, it's not possible out of the box. You could probably create this functionality using something like AutoHotkey.

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But mouse keys is built into Windows. That is "Out of the box" Did you just want to answer your own question? –  Joe Taylor Mar 20 '12 at 11:24
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That's why I said "apart from". I just wanted a better answer than the one available. –  Protector one Mar 21 '12 at 14:52
    
But the one you gave and accepted wasn't in any way better. If you want a better answer offer a bounty and leave the question unanswered. –  Joe Taylor Mar 21 '12 at 15:22
    
I also look for a way to use the keyboard to move selected text for the same reason as the answerer. The other answer presented here is terrible. It shows you a solution to use the mouse to move selected text, but at the enormous cost of losing your numeric keypad. Now if there were a way to turn mouse keys off and on with a keyboard shortcut then it might be an acceptable solution. –  oscilatingcretin Jun 14 '12 at 13:47
    
@oscilatingcretin: Actually, you can toggle it with Alt+Shift+NumLock, but I still think it's hardly a solution. windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-xp/help/turn-on-mousekeys –  Protector one Jun 14 '12 at 14:48

I just know moving lines ( in some editors like Notepad++ ) that Ctrl+shift+( up or down) moves the line upper or downer .

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