It would be great if the possibility to (in terminology of Microsoft Visual Studio) 'enable virtual space' is added to Eclipse IDE. (In TextPad the inverse of this feature is called 'Constrain the cursor to text')
That means that I would like the cursor to not be constrained to text and the desired behaviour is as follows:
- pressing 'left' moves cursor to the left. If the cursor is in the beggining of a line - do nothing
- pressing 'right' moves cursor to the right regardless of length of current string
- pressing 'up' moves cursor one line up regardless of length of current string and string above. If the cursor is on the first line - do nothing
- pressing 'down' moves cursor one line down regardless of length of current string and string below. If the cursor is on the last line - do nothing
The behaviour of home/end/pgup/pgdown doesn't need to be changed.
Corresponding forum thread is here: