Tuesday, 27 May 2014

How to Column Selection in IDE Eclipse

Eclipse used to need a column mode plugin to be able to select a rectangular selection.

column mode 

Since Eclipse 3.5, you just need to type Alt+Shift+A: see its News and Noteworthy section. (On OS X it's Option-Command-A.)

block (aka column or rectangular) selection mode 

Or activate the 'Editor Presentation' action set ( Window > Customize Perspective menu) to get a tool bar button for toggling the block selection mode.
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