Suppose that I'm writing some text and the caret is in the middle of a word. I would like to be able to select that word without using my mouse. (Using the mouse, simply double-click on the word.)
I have found the following, but it's kind of clunky:
Ctrl + Left arrow to go to the beginning of the word
Ctrl + Shift + Right arrow to select the whole word
Is there a better way of doing this?