Selecting Content in Text Mode

Oxygen XML Developer includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts that allow you to select content in Text mode. These include numerous standard continuous selection possibilities that are common to many text editors, as well as a selection feature that allows you to select a rectangular area within a document in Text mode.

Standard Continuous Selection Shortcuts

Ctrl + A (Meta + A on Mac OS X)
Selects all content in the document.
Shift + Left/Right Arrow Keys
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it one character at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys.
Shift + Up/Down Arrow Keys
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it one line at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys.
Ctrl + Shift + Left/Right Arrow Keys (Meta + Shift + Left/Right Arrow Keys on Mac OS X)
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it one word at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys.
Shift + Home
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it to the beginning of the current line (on Mac OS X, it extends to the beginning of the document).
Shift + End
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it to the end of the current line (on Mac OS X, it extends to the end of the document).
Ctrl + Shift + Home
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it to the beginning of the document.
Ctrl + Shift + End
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it to the end of the document.
Shift + PageUp
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it up one screen page.
Shift + PageDown
Begins a continuous selection at the cursor position and extends it down one screen page.
Double-Click
Selects certain text, depending on the position of the click in the document. See Smart Editing Double-Click for the specifics.
Triple-Click
Selects entire regions of text, depending on the position of the click in the document. See the Smart Editing Triple-Click for the specifics.
Right-Click > Select > Element
Selects the entire element at the current cursor position.
Right-Click > Select > Content
Selects the entire content of the element at the current cursor position, excluding the start and end tag. Performing this action repeatedly will result in the selection of the content of the ancestor of the currently selected element content.
Right-Click > Select > Attributes
Selects all the attributes of the element at the current cursor position.
Right-Click > Select > Parent
Selects the entire parent element at the current cursor position.

Rectangular Selection Shortcuts

Oxygen XML Developer also includes some keyboard shortcuts that allow you to select a rectangular block of content in Text mode and you can then copy, cut, paste, delete, or edit the selection.
Attention: The rectangular selection shortcuts will not work if the Line Wrap option is selected in the Text preferences page.
The following shortcuts can be used to create a rectangular selection:
Alt + Mouse Click + Mouse Movement (Alt + Meta + Mouse Click + Mouse Movement on Mac OS X)
Begins a rectangular selection at the mouse click position and extends it in the direction that you move the mouse. Release Alt (Alt + Meta on Mac OS X) to enter the in-place editing mode.
Shift + Alt + Left/Right Arrow Keys (Shift + Alt + Meta + Left/Right Arrow Keys on Mac OS X)
Begins a rectangular selection at the cursor position and extends it one character at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys (you can also use the mouse to extend the selection).
Shift + Alt + Up/Down Arrow Keys (Shift + Alt + Meta + Up/Down Arrow Keys on Mac OS X)
Begins a rectangular selection at the cursor position and extends it one line at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys (you can also use the mouse to extend the selection).
Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Left/Right Arrow Keys (Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Meta + Left/Right Arrow Keys on Mac OS X)
Begins a rectangular selection at the cursor position and extends it one word at a time in the direction that you press the arrow keys.
Shift + Alt + Home (Shift + Alt + Meta + Home on Mac OS X)
Begins a rectangular selection at the cursor position and extends it to the beginning of the current line.
Shift + Alt + End (Shift + Alt + Meta + End on Mac OS X)
Begins a rectangular selection at the cursor position and extends it to the end of the current line.
Shift + Alt + PageUp (Shift + Alt + Meta + PageUp on Mac OS X)
Begins a rectangular selection at the cursor position and extends it up one screen page.
Shift + Alt + PageDown (Shift + Alt + Meta + PageDown on Mac OS X)
Begins a rectangular selection at the cursor position and extends it down one screen page.

You can then use standard editing actions to copy, cut, paste, or delete the entire selection.

In-Place Editing Mode

To edit the content of the rectangular selection, you can enter an in-place editing mode by releasing the Alt key (on Mac OS X, release both Alt & Meta). Once you are in the editing mode, you can simply use your keyboard to edit the entire selection of content, or click anywhere inside the selection to edit the content at the cursor position for all lines within the selection at once (as if the rectangular selection is a selection of columns). To exit the editing mode, press either Enter or Esc.