Cool. I didn't know that. I use column select a lot, but had used the mouse + drag. Thanks!

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Dru Kepple <> wrote:
On Apr 28, 2011, at 2:00 PM, Adimir wrote:

What is the shortcut to select columns (block) of text?
I'm using ⌥ and selecting with the mouse, but I would only use the keyboard.

You can select a linear selection as normal (with the keyboard) and then just tap the option key.  It will turn the linear selection into a columnar selection by using the start and end points of the linear selection as opposing corners of the block.  Tap again to go back.

That is probably my favorite-yet-obscure TextMate feature.

And it's truly painful when I realize (too late, after muscle memory did its thing) that it's not a universal feature that all text editors have.


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