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Is there any good solution available for performing multiple edits simultaneously in a Mathematica notebook?

As a workaround, I occasionally paste Mathematica code into a Visual Studio Code editor, perform various multiple-cursor edits, and then paste the result back into the Mathematica notebook. The Mathematica technique seems to be Find (interestingly there's no support for the standard UI metaphor of CTRL+H Replace -- but one gets used to it). However, Find and Replace with a popup dialog is rather cumbersome compared to ease of multi-editing. In VS Code for example, press CTRL+L to select all instances of the currently selected text and start typing to overwrite. Many other editors also support multi-cursor editing.

I suspect the answer is no, there isn't a native solution for multi-editing. Nevertheless, I'll pose the question in the hope of being pleasantly surprised.

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