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In Textmate, I can make a regular multiline selection using the keyboard and switch to column selection mode by pressing the alt (⌥) key.

I have not found a similar way of doing this in Sublime Text 2. I can however make a column selection by pressing the alt key and using the mouse. Is there a way of doing this with just the keyboard?

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Your answer is in the documentation: it's Ctrl+Shift+direction.

Do not start with a previous selection, though, as the outcome is a bit unpredictable.

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I had already read that document. I don't think there is any way to toggle between selection modes though. Thanks anyway. – Buzzy Feb 16 '12 at 2:55
No, I think you are right. – romainl Feb 16 '12 at 6:30

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