How can I select a word in texmaker using only the keyboard?

I'm looking for something that select the whole word (that must start and end with a whitespace) in one shot.

Right now with shift,cmd and arrows I'm able either to select the whole line or to select a single letter.

For instance in Sublime one can do what I want with cmd,shift,space. It's very useful since you don't need to be at the beginning of the word to select it.

I use Mac OS.

  • 1
    As in every other program: use the cursor, hold shift and then use the arrow keys.
    – TeXnician
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:25
  • 2
    erh, shift + arrow keys, like in most other editors?
    – daleif
    Jul 4, 2017 at 11:26
  • If you Ctrl+F and look for that particular word, its first occurence will be selected as well.
    – ebosi
    Jul 4, 2017 at 14:22
  • @TeXnician In my editor, that won't work if the cursor is in the middle of the word.
    – cfr
    Jul 4, 2017 at 21:28
  • @daleif ^^^^^^^
    – cfr
    Jul 4, 2017 at 21:28

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If you want to select the word in one go, the Ctrl key is useful for this (especially for long words). Holding Ctrl and hitting the left (or right ) arrow key makes you go to the edge left (or right) of the word. This can be combined with Shift to select in the meantime.

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