Documentation Column Selection

Column selection can be used to select a rectangular area of a file. Column selection doesn't operate via a separate mode, instead it makes use of multiple selections.

You can use additive selections to select multiple blocks of text, or subtractive selections to remove a block.

Using the Mouse

Different mouse buttons are used on each platform:

OS X

  • Left Mouse Button+
  • OR: Middle Mouse Button
  • Add to selection:
  • Subtract from selection: +

Windows

  • Right Mouse Button+Shift
  • OR: Middle Mouse Button
  • Add to selection: Ctrl
  • Subtract from selection: Alt

Linux

  • Right Mouse Button+Shift
  • Add to selection: Ctrl
  • Subtract from selection: Alt

Using the Keyboard

OS X

  • Ctrl+Shift+
  • Ctrl+Shift+

Windows

  • Ctrl+Alt+
  • Ctrl+Alt+

Linux

  • Ctrl+Alt+
  • Ctrl+Alt+