When in visual mode you can select the new line character. E.g.:
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.⏎
In visual mode you can select both the period and the (invisible) carriage return, or even just the carriage return (if you delete it you'll join the current and the next lines).
In normal mode, on the other hand, I can't get the cursor on top of that character, which really annoys me. Every now and then I want to select some text including the new line before it. So I have to go to visual mode, select what I want and then type
o and go back a character to select the new line. It would be a lot better if I could have the cursor on the new line to begin with, so I'd just go into visual mode and select what I want.
Any ideas on how to make that happen?