Weird 1131 editing issue (OSX) Follow
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?
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.
In article <28939534.1075798910774.JavaMail.email@example.com>,
Maarten Hazewinkel <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Maybe column mode is bound to the same keys you use to switch to the
Yep, that could be it. So far is hasn't happened again, though now at least I know what's going wrong.