Edit With Multiple Cursors in RStudio is not working in RStudio 2022.12.0 Build 353

Hello there,

A feature that I very often use in R Studio is pressing Alt + selecting a few lines of code (Edit With Multiple Cursors in RStudio).

It is not longer working the way it was with the latest RStudio release.

The behavior I get is that, after selecting the lines I want to edit, I see the multiple cursors, but when typing, the 'File' tab in RStudio pops/opens out.

Was something changed in the way we should use it?

Thanks in advance for any comments!

Best wishes,


Found a way-around:

It works when I use Alt + Shift + Mouse selection, but I need to be sure to release Alt first and Shift after.

Before that it worked by simply using Alt + Mouse selection with any issues.


Another update/observation:

Shift + Alt is a shortcut in Win11 to change the keyboard language distribution. So everytime I'm using the Multiple Cursors in my RStudio session I also change the language distribution of my keyboard.

This is not a desirable behavior.


Hello, if you have a bug report for RStudio, the best place for it would be the GitHub repository .

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