Tagged: Multiple Selection Editing
February 21, 2014 at 12:59 am #18063
I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong, but I’m unable to fully utilise the multiple select feature.
If I hold down Ctrl and left click around my document the cursor moves around but there’s no “multiple” element going on. Further, the only thing that seem to be working is when I click on a word – the entire word is highlighted and if I click on another word, that too will be fully highlighted (all while holding down Ctrl).
What am I missing here? (using 14.3.1)February 21, 2014 at 7:51 am #18066
Well, “Multi Selection” is for doing multiple selections.
Just Ctrl+LeftClick will do maybe nothing, depending perhaps on the setting. (don’t know)
For me Ctrl+LeftClick will select a whole word.
Ctrl+LeftClick again, or Ctrl+Selection will select additional portions of text. That what it is for.
Have you enabled Multi Selections? > Tools Customize > Edit
I don’t know what you expect should happen?
Maybe take a look (It’s not easy to find anymore on the new forum, but with G00gle it is findable):
New in Version 13: Multiple Selection Editing
Upcoming new feature: Enhanced Multiple Selections
http://www.emeditor.com/tag/v13-1/February 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm #18071
Okay, I can see how to “properly” use this as it was intended. Actually I was looking for something along the lines of rather than selecting the full work the multiple select is more like a multiple placement of the carat instead. So if I had the following:
The quick brown cat jumps over the lazy dog
I could multiple select the cursor at the end of “cat” and “dog” and then simply type “s” resulting in:
The quick brown cats jumps over the lazy dogsFebruary 22, 2014 at 5:47 am #18073
I could multiple select the cursor at the end of “cat” and “dog” and then simply type “s”
Ctrl+LeftClick behind “cat”, the space is selected.
Ctrl+LeftClick behind “dog”, the space is selected. (there have to be one)
Just type “s “.
February 22, 2014 at 6:37 am #18074
Ah, I see how you work it. So our selection is the actual space (hence the highlighted area).
While the behaviour is “as expected” – Multiple Select – of the spaces between words. Would it not be more intuitive to incorporate a Multiple Edit instead. The behaviour feels easier to work with as experienced with Sublime or Notepad++.
See how the multi-edit works here: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/features/multi-editing.html
Thanks for the help Stefan though – appreciate the quick assistance.February 26, 2014 at 4:18 am #18076
I have the exact same problem with whole words (or ranges of spaces) being selected when you ctrl-click, and this is NOT how it is advertised in the following official EmEditor video:
See timecode 1:00 to see placements of multiple carets WITHOUT any selections being made at the same time. How is this done? The video does not explain it!?February 26, 2014 at 8:10 am #18077
Try turning off CTRL + Click to Select a Word in Tools->Customize->MouseFebruary 26, 2014 at 8:17 am #18078
Perfect! It’s now working as expected. Thanks!February 26, 2014 at 10:42 am #18087
Yep, works for me too now, thanks!February 26, 2014 at 11:05 am #18092
Aha! Thanks. 😀
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