Hate reaching for the mouse?
multi-cursor-plus allows you to create multiple
cursors anywhere in the buffer, using only your keyboard. Supports multiple
selections and removing previous cursors at any time. Easy to use. Amazing!
To avoid conflicts with Atom's core and other packages, this package does not define any key bindings by default.
See the Key bindings section for a set of "recommended" key bindings.
The basic usage of this package (with the "recommended" key bindings) goes like this:
To remove one of the cursors, just mark it again!
The package provides all the usual movement and selection commands. You can move
to the beginning of the line with
Alt-Home, select text while holding down
In short: do everything you normally do, just add the
This package is meant for "keyboard only" navigation. Atom already has support for multiple cursors if you use the mouse (
Ctrl-click). This works seamlessly
~/.atom/keymap.cson(also available via Settings > Keybindings > "your keymap file"). You can start with the "recommended" key bindings below and customize them to your liking.
Below is a "recommended" set of key bindings, which you can add to your
keymap.cson. Please note that these key bindings override some of Atom's
'atom-workspace atom-text-editor': # Unset editor keybindings (conflict with multi-cursor-plus) 'alt-left': 'unset!' 'alt-right': 'unset!' 'alt-shift-left': 'unset!' 'alt-shift-right': 'unset!' 'atom-workspace atom-text-editor:not([mini])': # Unset editor keybindings (conflict with multi-cursor-plus) 'alt-shift-up': 'unset!' 'alt-shift-down': 'unset!' 'atom-workspace': # Key bindings for multi-cursor-plus 'alt-x': 'multi-cursor-plus:mark' 'alt-up': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-up' 'alt-down': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-down' 'alt-left': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-left' 'alt-right': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-right' 'ctrl-alt-left': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-to-beginning-of-word' 'ctrl-alt-right': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-to-end-of-word' 'alt-home': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-to-first-character-of-line' 'alt-end': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-to-end-of-line' 'ctrl-alt-home': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-to-top' 'ctrl-alt-end': 'multi-cursor-plus:move-to-bottom' 'alt-shift-up': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-up' 'alt-shift-down': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-down' 'alt-shift-left': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-left' 'alt-shift-right': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-right' 'ctrl-alt-shift-left': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-to-beginning-of-word' 'ctrl-alt-shift-right': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-to-end-of-word' 'alt-shift-home': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-to-first-character-of-line' 'alt-shift-end': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-to-end-of-line' 'ctrl-alt-shift-home': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-to-top' 'ctrl-alt-shift-end': 'multi-cursor-plus:select-to-bottom'
w/s/a/d so you don't even
have to reach for the cursor keys. ;)
Currently, marking the first and last positions in the buffer at the same
multi-cursor-plus behave erratically. Pull requests are welcome
to fix this!
Don't hesitate to report any issues you have! Before sending in a pull request, consider creating an issue for discussion. :)
If you're a fan of "keyboard only" navigation, have a look at these packages:
Good catch. Let us know what about this package looks wrong to you, and we'll investigate right away.