I've been a long time TextMate user, and I'm trying to get used to the recent switch to RubyMine. One of the problems I keep stumbling into is that of selecting a block of text.
In TextMate, from the keyboard I'd:
- navigate to the top left character of the block I wanted to select,
- then hold down shift and navigate to the bottom right character of the block I want to select,
- then release the shift key; and finally
- hit the alt/option key.
The final keystroke would switch from stream (or line) mode to block mode.
Is there an alternative way to achieve this in RubyMine? So far, the only way I've found is to pick up the mouse, hold down alt and do the selection. I'd rather avoid shifting to the mouse if I can. :-)