selecting words with or without non-breaking space between them

  • If I have a sentence with normal spaces and non-breaking spaces between the words the selection using the ctrl+shift button work differently.

    Sample sentence:
    “All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental.”

    Put non-breaking spaces around “and” to test it.

    If I place the cursor at the beginning of the sentence, hold CTRL+SHIFT then press RIGHT ARROW a couple of times, you can see that the selection works on individual words, except for “living and dead”, these three words are selected in one go.

    Non-breaking space works the same way as normal space for selections.