Selecting whole words

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mattisfrommars, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. mattisfrommars macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I just got my macbook this morning and i'm loving it.

    Thing is, i'm sure i'm missing something because i can't find the keyboard shortcut to delete an entire word. In windows it used to be control and delete, and control left/right would select/deselect by one entire word.

    I tried searching but i couldn't find anything. If anyone's got any general advice for coping with switching to mac then that would be appreciated too :)
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Let's see. I think I know how to do this. Yes, Option-delete deletes a whole word. Shift-option-right or left selects a word.
     
  4. mattisfrommars thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    Ha ha ha :D
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    For mouse you just move over the word right click and select Delete or Cut. Also you can select dictionary and speech.
     
  7. cptpower macrumors regular

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    I do believe that the OP was looking for the option-delete key combo.

    I've read this in a couple of different places lately though, and found it to be pretty interesting for selecting text using the mouse; thought that the posters in this thread may be interested:

    http://www.macworld.com/article/134513/2008/07/textselect.html?t=201

    Basically tells you quick ways to select entire words & paragraphs using only the mouse.
     

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