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In Sublime Text 2, one may extend selection to include the next occurence of the current selection with CTRL+D.

I often find myself pressing this one too many times, necessitating I clear selection and start again, albeit more carefully.

Is there an opposite shortcut that removes the most recently added selection from the current selection?

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Quick Add Next

To add the next occurrence of the current word to the selection, use Quick Add Next, which is bound to Ctrl+D on Windows and Linux, or Command+D on OS X.

Again, if you go too far, use Undo Selection (Ctrl+U, or Command+U on OS X) to step backwards.

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And to skip a match use Crtl+K+D – Jeremy Halliwell Mar 14 '13 at 9:27

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