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When I double click 'abcd_efg', emacs selects the part 'abcd' or 'efg' depending on what I click. How can I select the whole string 'abcd_efg' instead? Thank you.

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You can call (modify-syntax-entry ?_ "w") that will define underscore as part of the word.

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Either do what @jcubic suggested or just double-click the _ char in the symbol name. That's what I do.

That way, you can do either: select a word (e.g., a piece of a symbol name) or select an entire symbol name. Yes, you have to pay a little more attention to where you click, but you get more flexibility.

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