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RESOLVED: issue with column mode

Posted: 08 Aug 2021 17:23
by DerellLicht1
I recently wanted to delete a column of comments from a file... but ended up discovering an issue with this... this was in a C++ file.

The pulldown menu says that 'column mode' is Alt-C, but that is not correct; fortunately, the help file *does* correctly document this operation as Shift-DownArrow. Could the pulldown menu be updated to show the correct command?

This isn't a critical error, but for newbies to the editor (such as myself!) it really *is* nice for the menu-listed commands to work!!
Thank ye!!

Re: issue with column mode

Posted: 08 Aug 2021 20:05
by pjj
Alt-C is column mode switch, as stated in the help (i.e. on-line):
You can enter or exit column mode by pressing "Alt + C" or selecting "Column mode" in the edit menu.
Column mode is indicated by a green rectangle in editor's status bar. Shift+Arrow can be only then used to select text in column mode, as opposed to normal mode. Column mode has more interesting features, as can be learnt from the on-line help. Please make sure to read it, if you haven't already.

Re: issue with column mode

Posted: 09 Aug 2021 15:25
by DerellLicht1
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so right!!

I don't know why this confused me... when I hit Alt-C, I get "column" displayed on the bottom status bar, but for some reason I simply didn't see that. And yes, *then* Shift-RightArrow works as expected...

It was *because* I didn't notice the green "column" notice at the bottom of the page, that I was confused about what the program was trying to do... sheesh...

Anyway, thank you again, pjj... you've been saving poor Richard alot of having to deal with things!!

Re: RESOLVED: issue with column mode

Posted: 10 Aug 2021 09:25
by pjj
Thank you again for your kind words! I reckon it's a Christian deed to help out poor souls overwhelmed by the abundance of RJ TE options :-D Plus, if I or other guys here save Rickard some bother, he would have more time to enhance the editor 8)

Re: issue with column mode

Posted: 10 Aug 2021 16:27
by Rickard Johansson
DerellLicht1 wrote:
09 Aug 2021 15:25
Anyway, thank you again, pjj... you've been saving poor Richard alot of having to deal with things!!
Yes, thank you pjj. I really do appreciate everything you do for us all :)

Re: RESOLVED: issue with column mode

Posted: 10 Aug 2021 18:01
by pjj
Thank you!

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