There two annoyances with blockwise selection:
1. Auto completion
When using auto completion (just typing a backslash suffices) the blockwise completion gets lost (see attached picture). I expected that every line gets either auto completed or I could at least "just" type the command(s).
- Blockwise selection only works by clicking
While you can move the blockwise cursor (a zero-width selection) with the left and right keys you can't select using keys.
I expected Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left/+Up/+Down/+Right to select a block initially (similiar to the blockwise selection in Notepad++).
This makes selecting of multiple lines with different line lengths hard to select to the end.
Let's say we have the following lines of code:
\item b (with special explanation)
There is no way to select "a", "b (with special explanation)" and "c", is there?