Consider I have the following text:

Among other things I like programming quite a lot

I then select "like" with a mouse:

Among other things I [like] programming quite a lot"

...and then I use Shift + -> to select "programming":

Among other things I [like programming] quite a lot"

Is there any key combination I can use in this position to increase the selection to include "I "?

I don't want to navigate and then re-select, I want to increase the text already selected to include two characters to the left.


What can help here is simple plugin: it must from selecton test block| ( | is caret) make selectiion |test block.

It's easy to make: in Sublime Text (python), SynWrite (python). Ask at forums of them.

  • I was wondering if there is something default and OS-level, but thank you for suggestion. – Den Feb 10 '15 at 22:06
  • I know many apps, don't know default thing – RProgram Feb 10 '15 at 22:07

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