Word Shortcuts to Select Words and Paragraphs

Jump to: Basic Selections with Keyboard Only, Basic Selections with Keyboard and Mouse, Select with Extended Selection Mode and Select Vertically, Select Vertically, Basic Deletes

1. Basic Selections with Keyboard Only

Shift+Arrow Keys

Select/ extend selection by one character left/ right or one line up/ down

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Left/ Arrow Right

Select/ extend selection by one word

Shift+Home/ End

Select/ extend selection to beginning/ to end of the line

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Up/ Arrow Down

Select/ extend selection by one paragraph up/ down

Shift+Page up/ Page Down

Select/ extend selection up one screen/ down one screen

Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Page Up/ Page Down

Jump to beginning/ end of the screen

Ctrl+A

Select All

2. Basic Selections with Keyboard and Mouse

Click left of line

Select line

Double-click left of line

Select paragraph

Triple-click left of line

Select document

Double-click on word

Select word

Triple-click on word

Select paragraph

3. Select with Extended Selection Mode and Select Vertically

F8

Set extended selection mode; use arrow keys

2x F8

Select word, then press Escape to exit selection mode.

3x F8

Select sentence , then press Escape to exit selection mode

4x F8

Select paragraph, then press Escape to exit selection mode

5x F8

Select document, then press Escape to exit selection mode

Shift+F8

Go backwards in extending selection

Escape

Exit selection mode

4. Select Vertically

Press and hold Alt+left-drag mouse

Select vertically

Ctrl+Shift+F8, then arrow keys

Select vertically

5. Basic Deletes

Delete

Delete character to the right of cursor

Ctrl+Delete

Delete word to the right of cursor

Backspace

Delete character to the left of cursor

Ctrl+Backspace

Delete word to the left of cursor

Created by max on 12/20/2020. Last updated by guest on 12/20/2020

 

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