When holding option + shift + left/right, I can select whole words as opposed to one letter. However, I cannot find a similar command for vertical lines: option + shift + up/down only selects one line at a time.

How can I perform a similar action for paragraphs or more than one line?


The keyboard shortcuts you specified will allow you to select a paragraph at a time if you start with the first word and hit Option + Shift + Up/Down.

You can also triple click one of the words in a paragraph to select the whole paragraph.

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