Start a selection by any means (such as Shift-Right Arrow).  Then tap the Option/Alt key.  This will toggle between block selection and regular selection.  Now you can  hold the shift key down and use the arrow keys to extend the block selection.

On Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM, Carpii UK <> wrote:
If I hold down ALT, I can use the mouse to select a rectangular block of text 

Just wondering if there is any way to do this using solely the keyboard?


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