Select word under cursor using a keyboard shortcut


What is the keyboard shortcut to select a word that your typing cursor is currently on ?

For example, if the word I want to select is World, while the typing cursor is between one of the letters of that word such as This Wo|rld is huge, what do I press to select only World ?

Best Answer

I don't know a single shortcut to select the word, but you can do it in two steps, by first moving the cursor to the start of the word, then select the word.

1) Move cursor to left of word:


2) Select word to right of cursor:


Of course you could do a similar thing with moving to the right of the word with ⌥→ then selecting the word to the left of the cursor with ⇧⌥← if you prefer.