Simultaneous editing

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In Human–computer interaction, simultaneous editing is a technique allowing the user to make multiple simultaneous edits of text in a multiple selection at once through direct manipulation.

The technique is supported by the Lapis text editor,[1][2] the multiple selection feature in Sublime Text[3][4] and Mozilla's Firefox developer tools,[5] and the multi edit[6] plugin for the gedit text editor. Lapis can infer selections based on concept learning from hints given by the user about what to select, while the other are limited to either manual selections, selecting repeated appearances of the same word, or selecting the same column in several lines.

Tools for data wrangling (mass re-formatting) also usually include tools for simultaneous editing of all data in a column or category.

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