Nearly all editing operations happen at the location of the editing cursor. This cursor appears as a solid block. The simplest mechanism of moving the cursor is simply use the left mouse button. Alternatively the following keys can be used.
Left arrow or Control b Move left one base Right arrow or Control f Move right one base Up arrow or Control p Move up one base Down arrow or Control n Move down one base Control a Move editing cursor to start of used Control e Move editing cursor to end of used Meta a Move editing cursor to start of cutoff Meta e Move editing cursor to end of cutoff Meta < Move editing cursor to start of contig Meta > Move editing cursor to end of contig
The difference between the last four Control and Meta key combinations depends on whether "Cutoffs" is set. If it is then "Control a" will move to the start of the used data for this reading and "Meta a" will move to the start of the cutoff data for this reading. Otherwise they both move to the same point (the used data start). Similarly for "Control e" and "Meta e". The action of these four key presses in the consensus line is simply to move to the start or end of the entire consensus sequence.
The cursor can be placed on any sequence data shown in the editor except for the status lines.