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How can I use the Ctrl + Arrow windows shortcut to navigate through a text sting on a Mac?

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Just to clarify, you're asking how to change the default ⌥-arrow shortcut? – fideli Jun 14 '10 at 12:57
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Have you tried to use ⌥-arrow (ALT-arrow)?

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Create a file named DefaultKeyBinding.dict in ~/Library/Keybindings and add the following text:

{
    "^\UF702" = (moveWordLeft:);
    "^\UF703" = (moveWordRight:);
}

This will reassign Ctrl-Left and Ctrl-Right from their default moveToBeginningOfLine/moveToEndOfLine to movement by words, the same action as performed by Opt-Left/Right.

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