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I'm using OS 10.6, and I like to use the option-arrow command to move forwards and backward one word at a time. But one thing is annoying to me:

If the cursor is here:


option-leftarrrow moves it here:


when I really want it here:


And similarly with other special characters like $, braces etc.

One reason this is a pain is because I'd like to be able to select a whole command using the shortcut shift-option-arrow. It's also annoying because it really slows down navigation through a long equation.

Does anyone know a workaround for this? Hopefully it would be an OS X or TexShop preference, since I use TexShop.

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closed as off topic by diabonas, Marco Daniel, lockstep, Paul Gaborit, egreg Sep 20 '12 at 22:41

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Maybe using Command + Arrow keys is a solution for you, it jump's to before the 1st character in the line, although this won't work decently if you use tabs / spaces for indention

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Ah, thanks for the tip, however I'm interested in moving the cursor single word at a time – maxymoo Sep 20 '12 at 8:53

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