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In Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, etc I can hold Ctrl down and click to select a whole word. I find this makes copying and pasting multiple words much faster. I can hold Ctrl down, click a word, press c, click somewhere else, press v, repeat.

I'm wondering if this functionality is possible in Sublime Text 2 (probably with another key since Ctrl is already used for multiple selections).

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This post details a method I couldn't get it to work:… – blented Dec 4 '12 at 16:02

Ctrl+D selects the whole Word in Sublime-Text 2. As a bonus, if you press you press it multiple times you can select different occurences of the word and do multiline editing.

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Assuming your OS is Windows create a file named "Default (Windows).sublime-mousemap" in User directory (which can be accessed through menu Sublime Text 2 > Preferences > Browse Packages) and put this in it

        "button": "button1", "modifiers": ["alt"],
        "press_command": "drag_select",
        "press_args": {"by": "words"}

Change modifiers anyway you like and done.

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Here, double click on a word selects the whole word (at least for a .txt file).

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Yeah that works everywhere but I don't find that quite as fast – Chris Herring Mar 7 '12 at 11:53

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