I am aware that I can select a column (or block, or rectangle) of text in TextWrangler with Alt+mouse drag or Shift+Alt+ mouse click. Both of these actions require the use of mouse. I'd like to know if it's possible to do this with keyboard only.
- With the Shift key held down,
- use the left/right
arrowto highlight some text on the current line.
- Then, still holding the Shift key,
- press and hold the Control key and use the up/down
arrowto select the lines for rectangle.
Note: if your up/down gets to a line that's shorter than the left edge of your selection, strange things happen.
For Mac, I have used Shift + alt/option.
Place the cursor to the left of the first Character/column you want to select. Press and hold Shift + alt and place cursor to the right of the final character you want selected (you can scroll all the down the page but continue to hold Shift + alt). As long as you continue to hold down Shift + alt, you will be able to adjust the selected text.
This has worked for me so far.