Evan Butterfield
6 posts
Gray cursor

Hello, I'm sorry is this is a stupid question, but what is the little gray text cursor that the regular cursor leaves behind. It gets kind of annoying if I want to copy text because I have to use my cursor to click and drag it before I can copy anything. Is there a way to make it move with the regular text cursor unless I am holding down shift? Thank you.

Simon Anciaux
1184 posts
Gray cursor
Edited by Simon Anciaux on Reason: typo

In config.4coder you can change the selection mode.

// mode = "4coder";


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.

• you can swap the cursor and the mark (control + m by default) to move the cursor between two points in the file.