Define multi-caret



  • Hi,
    I’m trying to find the “perfect editor” (for my needs) and after a looong test just two editors survived.
    Right now N++ become the preferred one as I found plugins for everything I was searching for (even if I would like something to be “embedded”) and the “killer feature” to use N++ as a notepad: open it, write and close it, no need to save anything and no annoying dialogs asking to save.
    Now, there is just one thing I miss from the other editor: ctrl-shift-click to set end for a multi-caret definition.
    Is there any way to do it that way?

    Thanks.



  • You mean like this? (The menu is from an older version but the functionality is the same)

    multedit



  • Hi!
    No, i was not talking about “separated” multi-carets but instead of “alt-click and drag down” I would like to “click on the first row and ctrl-shift-click on the last one”.



  • I believe you want Shift+Alt+Click



  • @dail YES!



  • Hi,
    Once defined the multi-caret, is it possible to keep it defined while moving cursor around?



  • No, I don’t believe so.



  • @dail said:

    No, I don’t believe so.

    Is there any place we can ask for some changes?
    I would like to know if developers think to add features or if the “future” is just adding plugins.
    I was searching for a way to copy/paste entire row when nothing is selected (I think is a Scintilla feature) and I found a plugin.

    Thanks



  • Is there any place we can ask for some changes?

    Either here or there is an actual issue tracker on GitHub.

    I would like to know if developers think to add features or if the “future” is just adding plugins.

    Nobody is opposed to adding features as long as the majority of users will actually use it. It is very easy for a program to get bloated by tons of features only a few people will use. That’s why using a standalone plugin is nice because users can pick and choose what functionality they want. Also, the Notepad++ project does not add new features to Scintilla, it is just used as is. So if Scintilla doesn’t support a certain feature then Notepad++ won’t implement it.

    I was searching for a way to copy/paste entire row when nothing is selected (I think is a Scintilla feature) and I found a plugin.

    I also use a plugin to do this. It is not enabled by default within Notepad++.


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