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The command Select Word in TextMate considers certain characters to be word boundaries. The most frustrating is - [hyphen] which makes variables that contain a hyphen to be unselectable. Less egregious is $ making selecting the full variable in PHP somewhat annoying.

Has anyone come across a solution for this, like maybe a bundle that implements their own version of word selection?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Go to Preferences > Text Editing and change the options under "Word Characters".

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wow right in front of me. thanks! – AK. Jun 20 '10 at 17:50

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