Multiple cursor before the first character of the next couple of lines

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  1. Move your cursor to the first character in the first line.
  2. Press v to enter into visual mode
  3. Press j until all the lines you want to edit have been selected
  4. Press I to enter into insert mode at the beginning of the line
  5. Type the text you want and hit Escape
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