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Open TextEdit Preferences (⌘,) and uncheck Smart dashes. You will need to close and re-open your documents for the change to take effect.
If you don't have Time Machine or other live backup software, you might be out of luck. However, there are still things you can try. If you have access to a second Mac, use that instead. The more you do on your Mac, the more likely that you accidentally overwrite the lost file. Then use a Firewire, Thunderbolt, or USB-C cable (depending on model) to put ...
Local Time Machine snapshot If you enabled Time Machine and didn't disable local snapshots in the past (but can't back up your files at the moment because the backup volume is at home/elsewhere) you should be able to find the file in the local Time Machine snapshot. Open Time Machine In the "Star Wars" display navigate to your desktop folder White/purple ...
If you already unchecked System Preferences > Keyboard > Text > Use smart quotes and dashes. There's also a checkmark on TextEdit > Preferences > "Smart quotes" (I don't know the translation but it something like that). Be sure to uncheck that one too.
I had the same problem myself with symlinking this file, but I didn't want to give in to this limitation, so I created a git pre-commit hook to update ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict whenever my version was committed. Here is the code (for Git): #!/bin/bash if [[ $(git diff --cached --name-only | grep '.configurations/DefaultKeyBinding.dict' ...
You can't, as the 'selected text' is your search parameter, not your document contents. You'd need to use Replace & set your desired capitalisation change in there - for which you could copy paste into replace & use the very function you're trying to use in the main text.
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