Thank you! And you're right, I found this issue on their github repo:
which describes your problem. I'm pretty sure this used to work but they must've had a regression (but perhaps I'm wrong XD)
It looks like the current implementation is somewhat experimental. The flow you describe seems to work pretty well from normal mode. And if you want to add multiple cursors based on keyword search you need to:
There's a feature in Vim that may solve your use case slightly faster than multiple cursors called Visual Block:
(The VSCode implementation seems to use multiple cursors under the hood anyway :D)
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