The Text Toolset adds some helpful Xcode editor tools to change and transform your source code, for free.



Supports multiple selections (when holding down the ctrl+shift keys).


  • Toggle Block Comment
  • Delete Lines
  • Duplicate Lines
  • Uppercase Selections
  • Lowercase Selections
  • Copy Line

Keyboard Use

Commonly used keyboard shortcuts:

  • Toggle Block Comment: ⌘⌃/ (cmd+ctrl+/)
  • Delete Lines: ⌃⇧K (ctrl+shift+K)
  • Duplicate Lines: ⌃⇧D (ctrl+shift+D)
  • Copy Line: ⌃⌘C (ctrl+cmd+C)


The features are available in Xcode 8+, under the Editor menu, then select Text Toolset. Make sure a source editor is focused.

You can add keyboard shortcuts to the actions in Xcode preferences, under Key Bindings.

Note: You may need to enable the Extension in System Preferences -> Extensions -> Xcode Source Editor.

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