Sometimes I have selected a visual selection with, for example,
Vjjjjj, only to realize later that I should have started the selection one line higher. However, pressing
k simply decreases the lower range of the selection rather than moving the entire selection up one line.
Here's a visualization (ha, ha), where the bolded lines are the ones I have selected:
Do not select this line Do not select this line Select this line! Select this line! <-- I pressed V here... Select this line! Select this line! Select this line! Select this line! <-- ... and moved to here. But I should have started my Do not select this line selection one line higher! Do not select this line
How can I extend a visual selection by moving its starting point in the other direction? If this is not possible, is there any way to add a mapping in my .vimrc that enables me to do so?