I got used to using double click to copy a word and triple click for a line after using Putty for so long. When I switched to Cmder/ConEmu, selecting text was absolutely painful because of this missing feature.
I did a quick search online and found a bunch of Google Code tickets regarding this functionality from 2013-14, but no real solutions. Fortunately, I spotted a comment by ConEmu.Maximus5 which stated the functionality is already built into ConEmu!
After looking through the settings SEVERAL TIMES because it's so cluttered and oddly named, I eventually found the setting to enable text selection by double-click and triple-click.
By default, this behaviour is restricted to only when the ALT key is held. For what reason? I don't know, but fortunately you can change it.
- Go to the settings dialog
- Keys & Macro
- Ensure that "Block (rectangular) selection" is enabled
- Change the modifier to "<Always>"
The changes should take effect immediately.
One thing that ConEmu settings would really benefit from is a better settings screen.