Select blocks in editor

My idea is that you select blocks, so when you click on a block, as well as copy, cut and delete, there would be an option called select, which would then make you select blocks by clicking in them. There would be three things you could do with them:

  1. Select and copy, this would mean that you could copy code without having to copy one individual block at a time, or a big block.
  2. Select and delete, this makes it easier to delete big chunks of code at a once, and would save a lot of time.
  3. Select and comment, these would be an optional thing a user can add. Basically, you select multiple blocks and add a note about how it works. This would be useful if you are trying to explain something. I first thought of this when I looked at William’s trail art tutorial and saw that he had to use text blocks and abilities, and I thought it would be easier to have a proper way of doing it. After all, hopscotch is about learning from one another, and this would help people to explain things.

Do you think it’s a good idea?

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so basically this

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Kind of, except this is for copy and pasting, deleting, and adding notes

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aka comments

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ok

but how would you mass select blocks?

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maybe add a select button like on photos

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Arcade grounds is a light bulb

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gbot please :)

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I’ve never photoshopped before, but I tried:


After that, you would be able to select multiple blocks at once

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adding a “Select” button is much more efficient (at the top right of the screen)

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Lol nice photoshop
At the start I was like, wait that’s not photoshop lol but then I realized that there is no “select”

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Very noice idea
To copy a lot of blocks, I put them in a repeat times 1 block

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That would also work

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I just thought you’d put a check box on the code to select.

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Good idea!
just please make it possible to copy paste to other drafts…

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don’t think it will happen as then projects can easily be copyable

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Well maybe only your drafts but not remixed ones…
perhaps

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ok but how would you select multiple? dragging?

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Tapping, you could compare it to the photos app

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