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Column Highlight

Postby hyphyphyph on Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:09 pm

Just like you can set the "highlight_line" option, I'd love to see a "highlight_column" option -- something that will put a vertical highlight on the current column. I got really used to this in Vim, and it ends up being a great feature when you're trying to match up indentation.
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Re: Column Highlight

Postby nizur on Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:15 pm


Have you enabled indentation guides? That might do the job until column highlight comes along.
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Re: Column Highlight

Postby agibsonsw on Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:12 pm

Of use sometimes is to use Ctrl-Alt-down to multi-select the next column downwards - at least it goes straight-down and you can press Escape (without typing anything!) once you've checked the alignment.

(It does jump to the left if there is a blank line, and to the right if there is a line-wrap, but still..)


Edited: Or for a block, select the block and press Ctrl-Shift-L, then Home to jump to the front of all the lines. Don't forget to press Escape, or click out, once you've checked. Edited2: Press Home twice so that you can start from the very beginning (far left).
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Re: Column Highlight

Postby askeeve on Tue May 01, 2012 7:35 pm

I'd love to have this feature as well! That, and/or cursor block highlighting. The plug-in is a less than ideal soltuion.
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Re: Column Highlight

Postby eforme02 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:54 pm

I would also LOVE this feature. In the meantime, where can I find a plugin that does this?
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Re: Column Highlight

Postby ronelliott on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:24 pm

+1 for this as well, I miss this coming from VIM.
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Re: Column Highlight

Postby icylace on Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:54 am

Please checkout my new plugin called CursorRuler (announcement thread here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11067) which hopefully is the type of plugin you would find very useful :)
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