How To Select A Column of Text in Xcode 4

This is a tip that you won’t use often, yet the day will come when you need to select a column of text in Xcode.

For example, you can select a block as shown below:


This is often convenient when selecting a column of numbers:

To select a column of text: Hold down the Option\Alt (⌥) key, the cursor will become a +, select text as usual.