Author Topic: Column editing problems`  (Read 650 times)

williethewimp

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Column editing problems`
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:52:24 pm »
I use the right mouse button to select a vertical block of text, and then type to write a vertical comment, for instance. I use this feature extensively. Sometimes, the editor will drop the selection before I am done typing. For instance, I may want to comment out a block of code with "// FIXME". I will get the "//" in, but then the vertical selection is dropped and I end up writing FIXME to the last line in the selection. The previous version I used never had any issues with column editing.

Any idea what is going on, or is this a known issue?

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Re: Column editing problems`
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 12:35:35 am »
It's possible that this is an instance of a more general problem where selections get unselected:

  - Beta3: Selection sometimes unselects itself

jporkkahtc

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Re: Column editing problems`
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 04:55:59 pm »
I bet you are typing Shift+Space - that always terminates the block selection - very annoying but avoidable.
Try UNDO one step - that usually brings back the selection.