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  • November 30, 2015

Preview: Multicursor Selection in NetBeans IDE (Part 1)

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

It may seem like a small feature, but integrating multicursor selection into an editor that doesn't support it from the beginning is a lot of work.

However, especially since many/most other editors have this feature, many NetBeans users have been asking for this in NetBeans, for many years.

A very rough little preview below, taken with my phone while Ralph, who is working on it, shows it below (no audio):

The plan is that you'll select something, press Alt-Shift, and then select something else, and then where you have selected at that point you'll see your next cursor, etc.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Kyle Monday, November 30, 2015

    We have had something like this for a while in the form of refactoring. It's cool to be able to establish the selection points manually :-)

  • Kenneth Mark Thursday, December 3, 2015

    Another nice feature for coding.

  • Tobias Moers Monday, January 11, 2016

    Great Feature, is this a feature for the next update or release? I am looking forward to this one :-)

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