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Block selection: insert not as expected..

Postby jdlx on Sun May 20, 2012 11:26 am

Hi,

i wonder if i'm doing it wrong but ST just doesn't let me type or insert into a block selection the way i'd want/expect. Coming from jEdit i'm used to this: if i select some block in the buffer, jEdits pads all lines which don't have any chars at that column with whitespace.. thus if i paste in or start typing, it's at all lines at the column i wanted/selected. ST however will let me do this _only_ if there actually is code at that column in any given line.. if not, the curser in that line will be after it's last char..

It's a bit hard to explain, so i made a short screencast comparing both behaviours: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10220684/screen ... insert.mov

So my question is: is it my fault, am i doing it wrong (tried all kind of key combos though), or is it just the way it is? If the latter: how about implementing such beaviour as a option?

cheers,
Jan
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Re: Block selection: insert not as expected..

Postby nick. on Sun May 20, 2012 2:03 pm

Seems akin to virtual space, which jps has stated will not be supported in ST2.
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Re: Block selection: insert not as expected..

Postby jdlx on Sun May 20, 2012 6:10 pm

nick. wrote:Seems akin to virtual space, which jps has stated will not be supported in ST2.

Yes, jEdit has no name for the feature, but that's exactly it.. bummer thou to hear it won't make it into v2 ;-/

cheers,
Jan
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