config.4coder you can change the selection mode.
// mode = "4coder";
mode = "notepad-like";
The gray cursor is called the
mark. It's a different selection scheme where you move the regular cursor around, press
set_mark (default is
Control + Space) to place the mark at the current cursor position. The selection is the area between the cursor and the mark.
It has some advantages:
- don't need to keep a key press;
- less likely to lose the selection by pressing a key by mistake;
- you can "start a selection" than do other things and come back and the selection "start" is still at the same point;
- you can swap the cursor and the mark (
control + m by default) to move the cursor between two points in the file.
But it's less visually clear what the selection is especially when the mark is off screen so you don't know if the selection is going up or down. But you can draw the cursor differently to help with that.