Weird 1131 editing issue (OSX)

Using OSX 10.3.2, I've noticed this in 1094 and now in 1131. Not sure what causes it though.

I'll be editing a file, then change focus to a different app. I switch back to Idea and the cursor goes into a different 'mode'. Normally I don't allow placing of the cursor inside tabs, or after EOL. When I enter this 'mode' I can do both, and I can also highlight a square of X chars * Y chars by holding the shift key and moving the left arrow X times and the down arrow Y times. Doing the same thing in normal selection should result in an area of X chars PLUS Y LINES.

Anyone know if this is a bug, or if there's some new setting I'm missing?

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Hmm, works fine here (1131, 10.3.2, 1.4.2_03). I have all the 'Virtual Space' options unchecked. Selection stays in 'line' mode instead of 'rectangular'. When you get in this weird mode do your preferences change?

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It sounds like you somehow got switched into Column (sometimes called block-select) mode.

Look at the Edit menu. There's a flag there to disable/enable Column mode.

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In article <28939534.1075798910774.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net>,
Maarten Hazewinkel <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote:

It sounds like you somehow got switched into Column (sometimes called
block-select) mode.


Maybe column mode is bound to the same keys you use to switch to the
other app?

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Yep, that could be it. So far is hasn't happened again, though now at least I know what's going wrong.

thanks.

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