barty wrote:it's handy in 2 ways: a more precise way to extend selection when the usual ways (word, line, scope) don't do; and to be able to anchor the start of the selection and extend it by moving around freely without having to hold down the shift key.
on a related note, is there an easy way to do multiple selections with the kbd. Too often, I ctrl+click in the wrong place.
Look in my poweruser package, it has that. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=548
Basically u go to the spot you want, "store" selection, goto next, "store", and so on... obviously this is only useful if multiple selection are not in the same column, if not use ctrl+alt+up/down OR in my package too courtesy of sublimator it has automatically select columns...
OR , use MultiSelect package from sublimator (dedicated to multiple selections), freaking awesome
, basically allows u to have sticky multiple selections and if u need to u can jump back and forth between selections and at same time u can even modify the buffer. http://bitbucket.org/sublimator/multiselect/wiki/Home
...Gosh I really need to screencast poweruser package features >.<