September 1, 2015

How to make a multiline cursor without using a mouse in Sublime text 3?

Ivan’s Question:

The only way to make a multiline cursor in Sublime text 3 is Ctrl+Shift+RC+Drag. Is there any way to do this without using a mouse?

Yes, there is. Using Shift or Shift, select the lines you want multiple cursors on. Next, hit CtrlShiftL to split the selection into lines. Finally, hitting will put the cursors at the beginning of the lines, while will put them at the end.


There is also another, quicker way (thanks to minitech) – CtrlAlt/ will create multiple cursors without having to do selections first, and you can place the cursors anywhere in the line you wish. However, on Windows these key combos may be mapped to changing the screen orientation. To change this, hit CtrlAltF12 to open the Intel control panel, click Options, and either remap the screen orientation hotkeys, or click Off on the left side to disable all of them.

You can use Middle mouse button for this as well.

Click & Hold Middle mouse button and drag up and down


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