Here’s something that I have in EditPlus, but I haven’t found in other editors: a “duplicate line” shortcut.
In EditPlus, you can have your cursor in a line, hit CTRL-J, and the line will be copied immediately underneath the current line. Hit CTRL-J four or five times and you get four or five identical lines.
This is really handy — more than you’d think. For instance, tonight when adding “Import” statements at the top of a .Net Web form in Visual Studio, I had to manually copy the last line, then paste it in. Tedious.
There are lots of instances in programming where you have multiple, consecutive lines that differ very slightly, so a quick way to copy and paste really saves time. Think of table rows in HTML, for example.
So why isn’t “Duplicate Line” found in more editors? When I work in any editor besides EditPlus, this is the command I miss right away and get frustrated when I can’t find a replacement for it.