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Usually after I've typed a word like say Wikipedia:

Typing.. Tying.. Wikipedia[cursor here]

I want to "select" that word, so basically I press Shift + x 9

Now slowly this gets annoying, so I was wondering

How do we "select" the last typed word without using a mouse? (that does better than the above solution)

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In what program? Different programs use different keyboard shortcuts. –  CarlF Sep 16 '11 at 12:11
    
@CarlF in Windows, which will work on almost all programs. Something like Ctrl-C Ctrl-V, if you know what I mean.. –  Pacerier Sep 16 '11 at 15:48

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Ctrl+Shift+ will do the trick.

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That's amazing ed ! –  Pacerier Sep 16 '11 at 15:48
    
Ctrl-Shift-Left will work if the cursor is at the end of a word, which is not quite what the OP asked (although it may be what he wanted). –  CarlF Sep 16 '11 at 15:53

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