Rectangular Text Selection

Simple text editors usually only allow you to select contiguous lines of text with your mouse. Sometimes, however, it is handy to be able to select a rectangular area of text for more precise cutting/copying/pasting or performing search/replace on. You can select a rectangular area in Padre by holding down Shift+Alt whilst selecting text with your mouse or the arrow keys.

For example, imagine you have the following nicely formatted hash assignment in a Perl source file:

  my %hash = (
      key1 => 'value1',
      key2 => 'value2',
      key3 => 'value3',

With a rectangular text selection you can select only the keys, only the values, etc..


Ticket Resolution Summary Owner Reporter
#167 fixed Rectangular editing azawawi szabgab



Last modified 4 years ago Last modified on Mar 31, 2011, 6:55:57 PM