Column selection

I would like to share my thoughts regarding column selection.

Say I select the column with the text value of these options : two columns +
six lines.

00 10 20 30 40 50 I can copy the selection. Good. But I thought I could modify that selection. I mean I could hit backspace and the right column of my selection should be deleted, and if I hit the key 5, it would append a new column filled with five, I would then have the following text : 05 15 25 35 45 55 ]]>

But instead of that, hitting backspace just deletes the char where the
cursor was, and hitting any other key just appends the character.

I think it should be possible to edit the column-selected text as if we were
editing a single line.
For me, this column selection is useless if I cannot edit a text vertically
with this column-selection.
What do you think about it ?

Guillaume Laforge


Another issue : when I copy a column selection, and when I choose "paste as
block" to paste it somewhere else, the text is appended, it does not replace
the other column selection I've just made (which was of the same size).

Guillaume Laforge


JetBrains, have you used my Selector plugin? A lot of the functionality is
based on user requests, so it would be a good idea to check it out.

Jordan Zimmerman
Altura International
Catalog City


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