Recently moved to MAC (and MAC keyboard) and I am looking to use the shortcuts described in http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/23/keyboard-shortcuts-to-navigate-select-text-mac-os-x/ specifically around navigating and choosing blocks of text.
It appears that generally pressing "Option + Shift + Left/Right" is supposed to select words to the left/right and "Option + Left/Right" is supposed to navigate words.
I'd like for this to work irrespective of what window I am focussed on i.e, Chrome with editing wiki, ms word online/desktop, terminal but it appears this does not work. A good example is trying to edit a wiki page in chrome.
Is there a trick I am missing? Is there a way to enforce the Option button to do the right thing?