[Lazarus] Change in source editor behaviour ?

Werner Pamler werner.pamler at freenet.de
Thu Mar 30 23:09:41 CEST 2017

Am 30.03.2017 um 22:44 schrieb Michael Van Canneyt via Lazarus:
> Hello,
> I just updated my Lazarus - after quite some time (I was at 52983)
> to the latest SVN version (54501).
> It seems the editor behaviour regarding selection has changed. In a 
> *major* annoying way, I might add.
> Before the update, if I stood at the start of a line, and did shift-down,
> the first line would be selected, including newline. Which is exactly 
> what I wanted and what I always used: shift-down to select a line, 
> copy to clipboard and then paste somewhere.
> After the update, when I do this, the first line is selected, and the 
> second
> line (where the cursor is after shift-down) as well. With as a result 
> that I can no longer select a single line with newline!!
> Is this intentional and if so, can this new behaviour be reverted - or 
> at least
> made optional ? it is *extremely* annoying, I have no words for it 
> (and if I had they would be really, really expletive).
> It's IMHO also bad policy to change the behaviour of an editor in such a
> major way without at least notifying people (as far as I can see, 
> there is
> nothing in the WIKI about this)
> Michael.

I had this too, and it took me quite a while to find out: this is the 
line selection mode which I must have activated accidentally. Working in 
classic keyboard scheme this happens with CTRL-KL. Since I never knew 
the key short cut to turn it off again I removed this key mapping, and 
since then, I have not seen it again.

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