multiple line edit is not allowed on MATLAB file editor window?

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Taekyu Shin
Taekyu Shin on 23 Oct 2015
Commented: Walter Roberson on 17 Feb 2022
Hi,
Emacs, Sublime text and Visual studio, etc. They all have multiple line edit.
If you do not know what I mean, please see this video at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qp2WuJ2rEE4
Can we do that?
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 17 Feb 2022
In new-enough MATLAB releases, the traditional editor has been replaced by the live editor, so rectangular editing is now supported.

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Dario Mangoni
Dario Mangoni on 26 Sep 2016
I would upvote 1billion times this question. Matlab is a so powerful tool that is really becomed lame for its lacking-features Editor.
Together with multiediting, it lacks also of the "duplicate line" feature.
@dpb: Follows a textual description: "Duplicate line" feature allow to duplicate the line you are on, usually pressing Ctrl+D. e.g.
disp('I like textual descriptions')
... pressing Ctrl+D while the cursor is on that line gives
disp('I like textual descriptions')
disp('I like textual descriptions')
Please, don't ask us why this feature is "really useful".
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dpb
dpb on 27 Sep 2016
In Brief, numeric keypad '+' copies the current line to buffer and then numeric keypad 'Insert' pastes that buffer (line). Unfortunately for me, the Brief emulation in VS is incomplete and some keystrokes aren't allowed to be remapped at all so it's pretty-much useless.
My question before wasn't anything about whether whatever was/wasn't useful; simply didn't recognize the desired functionality by the description. And, it's certainly much quicker to simply read a simple description than have to go watch a video...and if it takes a video to explain it, I don't care enough and undoubtedly don't use it so don't have anything to add! :)

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Stefan de Groot
Stefan de Groot on 23 Apr 2019
Dear Mathworks,
Any update on this feature request please!
Thank you!

Ken Atwell
Ken Atwell on 24 Oct 2015
The MATLAB Editor does not have this, I think. Do you have an example MATLAB source file you can share with us where this kind of thing would be really useful to have?
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Damir Rakhimov
Damir Rakhimov on 17 Feb 2022
I have one - when I need to change the same parameter in multiple scenarios simultaneously on different lines. Please check the attached file. I can use search and replace but the feature of editing multiple lines simultaneously is more handy - I use Sublime for this purpose at the moment. Also I would like to note that the attached example file is the small one, sometimes such files can contain up to fifty or more lines of configurations.
It would be great if such feature will appear in Matlab.

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