How to Use Multi Cursor in Linux

I have looked at the user docs for Storm, and the I can not make the intructions work, yet I know qith 100% certainty that multi cursor does work in Storm with Linux as I have has in working in v8.o

so what are the key combinatons to make multi cursor work in Linux ?

Thanks  !

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see what shortcut is assigned to 'Add or remove caret' action in Settings/Keymap/Editor actions. Same for 'Clone Caret Above' and 'Clone Caret Below ' actions.

Refer to http://blog.jetbrains.com/ruby/2014/03/whats-mining-multiple-cursors-and-selection/ for more info

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Thnak you for the reply - however, I'm afraid this does not work.  I am using Linux and applying an ALT + Click does not apply multiple cursors on the page.

So I went and had a look at the Key map, and saw that there are NO settings for "clone caret below" or "clone caret above".

Ok - so I tried to create one using the "Add Mouse Shortcut". However, you can not create an "ALT +CLICK" with this.  Similarly you can not create one with "keyboard short cut" either.


So what am I to do ? Any ideas where I am going wrong ?

Many thanks !  

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So I went and had a look at the Key map, and saw that there are NO settings for "clone caret below" or "clone caret above".

it's OK, these actions have no shortcuts assigned in default keymap. But you should still be able to add a caret using Alt+click (or whatever shortcut you have assigned to 'Add or Remove Caret' action)

However, you can not create an "ALT +CLICK" with this.  Similarly you can not create one with "keyboard short cut" either.

Not sure I follow you... You can't assign Alt+click to these actions, as this shortcut is likely already bound. But can't you use other shortcuts here?

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HI - I would realy appreciate it if someone in your office would get a Ubuntu Linux machine and try to add multiple cursors the way that Maarten Balliauw does in this video using Storm8.

I am musing Storm 9 and it just does not work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKc7zHjRMU

If you know of an alternative method I would really, really appreciate it as it is a feature which I really miss.

Many thanks !

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Assign Ctr-Middle Muse Button as a shortcut.

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Thanks for your help, however, this does not provide multiple cursors as described in Maartens video.

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I know this is an old thread but thought I would just share how I resolved the issue on my system.

I'm running on Gnome 3.18 and had the issue where I could not use Alt+Click for multi-cursor. The shortcut was being overridden by the Gnome "mouse-button-modifier" that allows you to Alt + click and drag windows around for example.

As I did not use this feature, I followed the answer here to change the shortcut in Gnome: https://askubuntu.com/a/118179. I set mine to be empty to disable it and was instantly able to use Alt+Left Click in PHPStorm to add cursors.

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I confirm that alt click to clone carret doesn't work on Ubuntu 16.04

Making Westorm work on Linux requries quite some work. It's not straighforward.

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Alt + Windows Key + Click worked for me.

Actually I believe that any shorcut containing alt will work if you add the windows key to the combination.

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@camilo felipe   - YOU ARE A ROCK STAR !! YES, IT WORKS !! 

I posted this over 2 years ago - thank you ! 

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In Linux Mint you can disable the default Alt + Click behavior as described here: http://www.thomasso.com/2016/07/23/disabling-the-alt-right-click-in-linux-mint-18-cinnamon/. Once I did that I was able to use multi cursor select in PhpStorm with the command Alt + Click.

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