When marking by means of shift-alt a column for more than 3000 lines and executing a ctrl+x (cut) it gets stuck and crashes.
How about it?
doesn’t happen to me, tried it with 4000 lines.
Sounds like you can replicate it, can you give a detailed step by step description what you are doing?
I think the problem is about marking lines in “column mode” that is using SHIFT+ALT keys and then marking text with arrows keys. Eventually I cand send a sample file…
I selected even 66339 lines and it is working - took some time but didn’t crash.
With npp version do you use? (debug-info from ? menu)
Might be that some plugin is trying to interact, did you try the same without plugins loaded?
(either by starting npp with noPlugin switch or by renaming plugins directory temporarily)
Suggestion: Use the Edit (menu) -> Begin / End Select feature rather than holding Shift+Alt+DownArrow (or Shift+Alt+UpArrow) to scroll through A LOT of lines. In between the first Begin/End-Select (the “begin”) and the second (the “end”) you can use any of the document navigation functions (suggest move-to-end-of-doc (or start), or maybe the Search (menu) -> Goto…) to quickly move through a range of lines.
One NOTE for Begin/End Select for column mode is that before invoking the End-Select you have to get your caret into column mode, or you will end up with a stream and not a column block.
Doing it an alternate way is no excuse for a crash, though, if the crash turns out to not be the fault of a plug-in…