Block mode in TexStudio 2.2

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nht2011
2011-08-25
2012-10-17
  • nht2011
    nht2011
    2011-08-25

    Hi,
    I upgraded to version 2.2 a few days ago (previous version had been TexMAkerX
    1.9something I think). I've just realized that I seem to have lost 'block
    mode', in which a user can select and manipulate a rectangular block of text -
    very useful for editing tables.

    I can't spot it in any of the menus - how do I invoke it, please?

    Many thanks.

     
  • During a selection with the mouse you can usually press ctrl+alt to
    select a column, and ctrl+alt+shift to select the block.

    Similarly it should also work with (shift)+ctrl+alt+arrow-keys on
    Windows (on Linux the window manager intercepts the key combination)

     
  • nht2011
    nht2011
    2011-08-26

    Thanks, but I'm not sure I understand. When I select text with the mouse and
    hold down ctrl+alt or ctrl+alt+shift I still get a linear piece of text rather
    than a rectangular 'block' in the middle of the page.

    And yes, I'm on linux I'm afraid (Xubuntu 10.10 on main machine).

    Is there a menu item to do the same thing? I don't tend to use the mouse
    anyway

     
  • When I select text with the mouse and hold down ctrl+alt or ctrl+alt+shift I
    still get a linear piece of text rather
    First you have to click normally on the starting position, and then with
    ctrl+alt+shift on the end of the block
    But it doesn't work if the selection spans across wrapped lines
    Is there a menu item to do the same thing? I don't tend to use the mouse
    anyway
    You can change the shortcut an the bottom of shortcut table in the
    config manager (create cursor mirror)

    However, it is better to change the shortcuts of the window manager