Is column selection available in Atom?


#1

Hello.

Is a column selection by mouse available in Atom (core)?
Two examples to what I mean…

Example 1 (easiest!.. like in a PDF reader)
alt-drag
a) press Alt
b) mouse click and hold
c) drag block selection
d) release buttons.

Example 2
shift-alt-drag
a) press Shift+Alt
b) mouse click and hold
c) drag block selection
d) release buttons.

Regards.


#2

Atom doesn’t support it and there’s an open issue about it.

https://github.com/atom/atom/issues/2306


#3

:open_mouth: …_open since 2014! …shocking! _

Seriously though… thanks for the answer + link.

PS: vsCode does not have a way to display “invisibles”… a long outstanding issue for them.


#4

In the meantime, there’s https://atom.io/packages/sublime-style-column-selection.