Bug 122831 - Block selection mode shortcut is not documented.
Summary: Block selection mode shortcut is not documented.
Alias: None
Product: konsole
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 1.6
Platform: unspecified Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Konsole Developer
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-02-28 13:10 UTC by Ferdinand Gassauer
Modified: 2011-08-07 14:42 UTC (History)
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Description Ferdinand Gassauer 2006-02-28 13:10:52 UTC
Version:           1.6 (using KDE 3.5.1 Level "a" , SUSE 10.0 UNSUPPORTED)
Compiler:          Target: i586-suse-linux
OS:                Linux (i686) release 2.6.13-15.8-default


IMHO it would be useful to have a "block selection mode" like in kate.
now it's a line selection mode.

Comment 1 Kurt Hindenburg 2006-02-28 16:58:49 UTC
You referring to this?

...that pressing the Ctrl and Alt keys while selecting text will let Konsole select columns? 
Comment 2 Ferdinand Gassauer 2006-02-28 18:17:57 UTC
Yes - great hidden secrets

BTW in kate it is "Ctl-Shift-B" which switches to block selection mode.
Comment 3 lexual 2006-02-28 22:12:56 UTC
Should we consider changing or adding an additional shortcut key to have the 2 apps use the same shortcut? This would make it easier for our users.
Comment 4 Ferdinand Gassauer 2006-03-01 06:51:31 UTC
yes and please add it to the edit menu.
Comment 5 Ferdinand Gassauer 2006-09-27 15:29:57 UTC
or to the documentation / help !!
Comment 6 Robert Knight 2007-02-10 03:22:24 UTC
Missing documentation is a bug, not a wishlist entry.
Comment 7 Philip Rodrigues 2007-02-10 22:53:38 UTC
Robert, if you like, you can assign documentation bugs to the docs product (and for this one, the "missing content" component). But if you prefer to keep the bug filed against konsole, that's fine too :-)
Comment 8 Robert Knight 2008-01-12 21:34:34 UTC
Block selection is broken in KDE 4.  The selection is drawn correctly but copying/selecting and pasting does not work.  Hence this becomes a bug in Konsole as well as a documentation issue.
Comment 9 Robert Knight 2008-03-19 04:24:58 UTC
Block selection now works as before in KDE 4.
Comment 10 Kurt Hindenburg 2009-03-08 03:28:44 UTC
There is a section in the Handbook under Mouse Buttons which detail selecting a column of text.
Perhaps I should add a chapter 'How to...'?

It appears that the block selection doesn't work in KDE 4.1.4 nor svn trunk.
Comment 11 Ferdinand Gassauer 2009-03-09 21:28:08 UTC
it works well in 4.2.1

IMHO 'How to...' or "Tips and Tricks" would be helpful
Comment 12 Kurt Hindenburg 2011-08-07 14:42:32 UTC
The key strokes to handle block selection are in the help docs.  KDE 4.8