Text Selection Shortcut Keys, Brief Scheme

Use the following shortcut key combinations in text editors to select text within an open document.

Command

Shortcut keys

Description

Edit.CharLeftExtend

SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Moves the cursor to the left one character, extending the selection.

Edit.CharLeftExtendColumn

SHIFT + ALT + LEFT ARROW

Moves the cursor to the left one character, extending the column selection.

Edit.CharRightExtend

SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Moves the cursor to the right one character, extending the selection.

Edit.CharRightExtendColumn

SHIFT + ALT + RIGHT ARROW

Moves the cursor to the right one character, extending the column selection.

Edit.DocumentEndExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + END

Selects the text from the cursor to the last line of the document.

Edit.DocumentStartExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + HOME

Selects the text from the cursor to the first line of the document.

Edit.GoToBraceExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + ]

Moves the cursor to the next brace, extending the selection.

Edit.LineDownExtend

SHIFT + DOWN ARROW

Extends text selection down one line, starting at the location of the insertion point.

Edit.LineDownExtendColumn

SHIFT + ALT + DOWN ARROW

Moves the cursor down one line, extending the column selection.

Edit.LineEndExtendColumn

SHIFT + ALT + END

Moves the cursor to the end of the line, extending the column selection.

Edit.LineStartExtendColumn

SHIFT + ALT + HOME

Moves the cursor to the start of the line, extending the column selection.

Edit.LineUpExtend

SHIFT + UP ARROW

Selects text up line by line starting from the location of the cursor.

Edit.LineUpExtendColumn

SHIFT + ALT + UP ARROW

Moves the cursor up one line, extending the column selection.

Edit.PageDownExtend

SHIFT + PAGE DOWN

Extends selection down one page.

Edit.PageUpExtend

SHIFT + PAGE UP

Extends selection up one page.

Edit.SelectAll

CTRL + A

Selects everything in the current document.

Edit.SelectCurrentWord

CTRL + W

Selects the word containing the insertion point or the word to the right of the cursor.

Edit.SelectToLastGoBack

CTRL + =

Select from the current location in the Editor back to the previous location in the Editor.

Edit.ViewBottomExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + PAGE DOWN

Moves the cursor to the last line in view, extending the selection.

Edit.ViewTopExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + PAGE UP

Extends the selection to the top of the current window.

Edit.WordNextExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + RIGHT ARROW

Extends the selection one word to the right.

Edit.WordNextExtendColumn

CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + RIGHT ARROW

Moves the cursor to the right one word, extending the column selection.

Edit.WordPreviousExtend

CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT ARROW

Extends the selection one word to the left.

Edit.WordPreviousExtendColumn

CTRL + SHIFT + ALT + LEFT ARROW

Moves the cursor to the left one word, extending the column selection.

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