first I would like to say a big Thank You for bringing multiple selections/cursors to IDEA! This a feature
that I have really taken to in Sublime Text and am relieved and pleased that I don't have to give it up
when using my other favourite code editor.
Having spent a few minutes I would like to provide my feedback on aspects that I would like to see improvment on.
1/ When I first select a word with Alt-J, if I then try to expand the selection using cursor keys the beginning
of the selections moves. I would normally want to expand the end of the selection but the way it works now
forces me to reselect or switch to using the mouse or trackpad. I would prefer it if I could remain using keyboard
navigation as much as possible.
2/ When 'Esc' is pressed to exit this mode, the single cursor jumps to the position of last selection rather than
the original selection.I find this jarring and mostly prefer to work downwards so having to jump back up takes
me a little while longer. Maybe the behaviour could be a choice in the settings?
3/ Would it be possible to skip a selection when doing the mutiple selection? For instance if I only wanted to
edit the 1st, 2nd and 4th instance of a selection and miss out the 3rd. I would imagine this would take the form
of having a 'skip next occurrence' key combination. I know this can be done using the mouse but again, it would
allow me stay on the keyboard as much as possible.
I understand that these thoughts are based on my own usage and that it is very difficult to get consensus on
user interface processes. It would be good to hear other users thoughts on this.