Did you just do a double take? I wouldn’t blame you if you did because we are so used to selecting text horizontally that we don’t even know if we can take the vertical approach. But yes, we can. Let’s take the example as shown in the screenshot below.
You want to delete the leading character from the series of lines here. To make a vertical selection, hold down ALT as you drag down through the text you want to highlight. After dragging it vertically, you can drag it horizontally too, to select as much of the text you want. The screen below shows the selection:
Last updated on 03 February, 2022
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