Nicolas Bouliane

Quick tips: text selection Posted on

Here are some quick tips regarding text selection. These don’t really fit in any category, but can help any coder.

Double click then drag around to select entire words instead of individual letters. The keyboard equivalent is Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right when your cursor is placed on a line of text. Triple-clicking and dragging usually selects paragraphs.

You can drag and drop selected text on almost all operating systems to cut and paste it around.