Rectangular selection in 822?

Hi there,

Is it just me or the rectangular selection functionality stopped working in
822 (tried with and without the place the cursor after the end of line
option enabled)?

Thx,
Andrei


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I assume you mean 922. The functionality changed a bit.

Type ALT-SHIFT-INSERT and IDEA goes into rectangular-selection mode.

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"Andrei Oprea" <aoprea@creditwave.com> wrote in message
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Hi there,

>

Is it just me or the rectangular selection functionality stopped working

in

822 (tried with and without the place the cursor after the end of line
option enabled)?

>

Thx,
Andrei

>
>


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Yeah, 922 is what I meant.
Thanks for the tip, I didn't realize it changed to a "mode", I was
expecting the old behaviour. I think I'll just have to get used to it
(although I liked the old way better :-).

Thx,
Andrei

"Jordan Zimmerman" <jordanz@altura.com> wrote in message
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I assume you mean 922. The functionality changed a bit.

>

Type ALT-SHIFT-INSERT and IDEA goes into rectangular-selection mode.

>

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Jordan Zimmerman
http://www.jordanzimmerman.com

>

"Andrei Oprea" <aoprea@creditwave.com> wrote in message
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Hi there,

>

Is it just me or the rectangular selection functionality stopped working

in

822 (tried with and without the place the cursor after the end of line
option enabled)?

>

Thx,
Andrei

>
>

>
>


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I actually like this way better. When I do want rectangular selection, it's
usually a modal thing. Also, I like that the new feature doesn't stop at
line ends - it's a true rectangular selection.

Now, if they'd just add discontinuous selection.

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Now, if they'd just add discontinuous selection.


I've been thinking about and failed to find any real usecases.

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Maxim Shafirov (JetBrains) wrote:
>>Now, if they'd just add discontinuous selection.
> I've been thinking about and failed to find any real usecases.


"Discontinuous selection" would fit perfectly with this other request :
bookmarks : + multiline selection => set 1 bookmark per line
http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=16006


I use bookmarks a lot, like a short term input tray, and I'm quite sure
I'd use those 2 features many times a day.

Alain

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Another benefit to the new rectangular select mode: keyboard rectangular
selection. When in the mode, shift-arrow selects rectangularly.

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Another benefit to the new rectangular select mode: keyboard rectangular
selection. When in the mode, shift-arrow selects rectangularly.


Well, what can I say, I liked the old mode better. I don't usually do
rectangular selections, but when I need it I find it inconvenient to have
to switch the mode just to use it one time (I definitely don't like the
cursor after the end of line being enabled, so that means I won't keep the
block selection on). That means three operations for a simple rectangular
selection. Two too many, in my opinion. :)

The old way of temporarily enabling it seemed more natural to me. Maybe
they could offer an option (a key combination) to temporarily enable it
(and not toggle the mode) for the one-time mouse users out here. This new
mode renders it pretty much useless for me. :(

Andrei

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