New to mac and am not able to highlight and indent multiple lines of text using textedit.
I see many solutions that seem to only apply to older version of OSX / text edit.
Command + ] is functionless in text edit.
I don’t think this feature or function is coming back to TextEdit on 10.14 so I’d look to another editor if you need this super useful feature.
I’m a big fan of
vi or more technically correct
vim in the terminal since it’s free and included with each and every Mac (and because my initial learning curve for that peculiar editor is behind me). If you want a more graphical and super powerful free text editor - go get BBEdit which allows free usage of the core editing functions after the free trial of the licensed portion expires:
You’ll spend a little time getting either of these set up, but if you indent regularly - text edit isn’t worth all the time you’ll waste on it without more powerful features. I think the new Xcode beta has this feature from watching the 2018 WWDC videos, but I don’t think that’s released to non-paid developers quite yet.
Also, I would recommend spending a good amount of time learning the bookmark functionality on macOS in terminal app to get the full benefit (or choose and use
screen / docker) to extend and run linux as needed if the Apple tools aren't making you feel super productive to edit and work from the command line (like the command
open . to open a finder window from the current working directory).