Previously, I often use(d) KWrite for some simple text manipulations since it had:

1) block selection mode;

2) could display the line numbers;

3) assists in programming texts.

Now I recognized that in OpenSuse 11.4 KWrite does not have block selection mode anymore ...

Looks similar to the "upgrade" of Panasonic GF1 to GF2 (and now G2 to G3) cameras after which the microphone socket vanished

Any suggestions ?