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It is possible to select a single word by double clicking on any part of the word.

With only my keyboard, is it possible to select a word when the cursor is on or adjacent to the word?

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can you clarify? I don't understand what you mean by "word that is around cursor" –  Jeff Atwood Mar 26 '11 at 11:32
    
Double clicking on a word normally does select the entire word - that's the normal behaviour. What application are you running? –  ChrisF Mar 26 '11 at 11:37
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Maybe you want to use the keyboard, rather than the mouse, to make the selection? –  Arjan Mar 26 '11 at 11:59
    
I'm sorry I was in middle of writing and got interrupted and forgot to say about keyboard. –  uther Mar 26 '11 at 13:42

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Yes, with the mouse you just double click as you said.

With the keyboard you can use CTRL to jump one word at a time and CTRL+SHIFT to select a word.

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:) easy peasy :) –  Pitto Mar 26 '11 at 12:20
    
and if you want to be exact, you can use Shift + Keyboard arrows to select characters more precisely. –  studiohack Mar 26 '11 at 16:06

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