#598 Two bugs regarding blockwise selection

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2012-10-17
2012-08-22
Anonymous
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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).

  1. 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:

start code

\item a
\item b (with special explanation)
\item c

end code

There is no way to select "a", "b (with special explanation)" and "c", is there?

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    Anonymous - 2012-08-22

    Auto completion breaks blockwise selection

     
  • Benito van der Zander

    When using auto completion (just typing a backslash suffices) the blockwise completion gets lost (see attached picture).
    That's kind of my design, the auto completion code is already
    complicated enough

    There is no way to select "a", "b (with special explanation)" and "c", is there?
    There is, you need to press ctrl+alt+down twice and then shift+right.

    However, there is a problem that the same shortcut is assigned to
    goto\next warning,
    so it only works if you change one of the shortcuts

    On 08/22/2012 08:23 PM, SourceForge.net wrote:

    Bugs

     
  • Benito van der Zander

    Typo: It should have been "by design", not "my design"...

    On 08/22/2012 08:23 PM, SourceForge.net wrote:

    Bugs

     
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    Anonymous - 2012-08-22
    1. I don't have a problem with dropping the auto completion while the blockwise selection is active.

    2. I changed the shortcuts to Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down/+Up and it still breaks down to a normal selection when hitting the end of a line.

     
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    Anonymous - 2012-08-22

    Blockwise selection seems not really thought-out.

    There is the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Shift that selects blockwise (with the use of the mouse).
    There are the Ctrl+Alt+Up/+Down shortcuts whose functions are overwritten by some other shortcut. And they rather expand the already made selection with a zero-width part that doesn't match up with the rest of the selection than really implement the "block" part of blockwise …

    That is very confusing to a user.

     
  • Tim Hoffmann

    Tim Hoffmann - 2012-08-23
    1. deactivated auto completion if there is a block selection (rev. 3208)
     
  • Tim Hoffmann

    Tim Hoffmann - 2012-08-24
    1. handle line endings gracefully (rev. 3209)
    2. removed the Ctr+Alt+Up/Down bindings fom Next/Prev Warning, so they are free again for column selection (rev. 3210)
     

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