Author Topic: ctrl+click-mutiple cursor : how do i get old mouse cursor instead of cross ?  (Read 444 times)

jcelle

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Hello,
Is there a way to keep the mouse cursor unchanged when you start a multiple cursor selection using ctrl+click ?
The 'new' cross is not really convenient for me.
Could not find a way to configure it.
Thanks.

Dennis

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The purpose of switching to the cross when you hold down Control is to help indicate that you are in a different mode.  Currently there is no option for turning off the crosshair, however, there is an option to turn off Ctrl+Click creating multiple cursors (needed for people on laptops where you can bump the touchpad while hitting control)  Tools > Options... > Editing > Cursor Movement


Do you normally use the mouse to create multiple cursors, or do you also use the keyboard shortcuts?
(Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up/Down  and  Ctrl+Shift+|)  I find these much easier to use than Ctrl+Click, the second one is easy to remember because vertical bar looks like a cursor.

jcelle

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I use both. Keyboard when there is some verticality.
But often I need to put the cursors on different columns and the control click is very handy.
The cross cursor obfuscates the zone and makes me miss all the time.
I switched back to previous version because I use it a lot.

ah and the | is not an option on french keyboards... requires 3 hands to activate it... :)
but did not know about it: will check if this can help by remapping the underlying add-multiple-cursors to sthing more covenient.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2023, 07:45:20 PM by jcelle »

Dennis

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I'll add an option.  The key combination might also work with Ctrl+Shift+\, if that is more convenient on your keyboard.  I do not have a French keyboard, so I could not test that.

I will add an option to turn off the cross-hairs.