Selection Functionality

HippoEDIT supports rich set of commands for supporting different kind and ways of selection.

  • Stream. Standard selection mode, selects character and line position based. Command Edit.ToggleStreamSelection.
  • Column. Column or Block Mode is a rectangular selection, done using absolute column and line position, not related to real text positions. Command Edit.ToggleColumnSelection.
  • Line. Line based selection mode. Always selects complete lines. Command Edit.ToggleLineSelection.

All these modes can be used in different editing operations, sometimes producing a little bit different results.

You can switch modes using shortcuts, from within Editing→Selection menu or by using status bar indicator menu.