Change keybind of multi-edit to ctrl+alt+click
Is it possible to change the keybind of multi-cursor editing from ctrl+click to ctrl+alt+click? This is what I am used to, and it is more consistent with ctrl+alt+arrow, and the default ctrl+click conflicts with SourceCookifier.
I could not find any option to change this in the menus.
Any help is appreciated.
That is not currently an option, sorry. (You could put in a feature request, as described in our FAQ section, but I wouldn’t expect it to be changed)
On the other hand: SourceCookifier should have never chosen Ctrl+Click, because it’s always been available to at least use an option for users to turn on multi-edit and use Ctrl+Click, and they thus made it so that users could either use Multi-Edit or use their plugin, which seems like a poor choice on their part (because I’d just choose to not use their plugin, given that choice). Now that Ctrl+Click Multi-Edit is now always on, SourceCookifier is going to have to update in order to not conflict with Notepad++ if it wants to remain relevant. If I were you, and wanted to keep using SourceCookifier, I would put in a bug report with that plugin.
A feature request was made: https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/issues/14611
This is Scintilla behavior, not Notepad++ behavior. It would have to be made configurable via Scintilla before Notepad++ could apply it – thus, it should be a Scintilla feature request.
EDIT: Well, the Notepad++ could choose to “go rogue” and “hack around” this aspect of Scintilla, like what was done to support “multi-editing” in Notepad++ 8.6 and later. But, I don’t see it happening.