Tolken Sak last edited by
Please, make a function that select the word under the cursor. Many other editors already have this function.
Ummm…double click the word with the mouse?
But if you are looking for something that can select the current word via a keycombination, I think that Notepad++ alone cannot do it. But you can do it via scripting. Let us know if you need that type of solution.
guy038 last edited by guy038
In order to select the current word, where cursor is located inside, you have to produce these two shortcuts, successively :
Now, to get a single shortcut, for that selection, just create a macro, which will be executed by a user shortcut !
where cursor is located inside
It’s actually the “caret”, but no matter… :)
So inside is rather key. I found that if you are right at the start of a word, this macro will select the word to the left of the desired word. Oh, well, nothing is perfect. :)
PeterJones last edited by
Looking at the Scintilla documentation, there’s SCI_MULTIPLESELECTADDNEXT, which says “If the current selection is empty then select word around caret”. Unfortunately, that’s not in the Settings > Shortcut Mapper > Scintilla Commands list. Looking at the Scintilla History, that command was added in Scintilla 3.5.7, but Notepad++ uses Scintilla 3.5.6: if Don had done one more update, that command could have been in the Shortcut Mapper. Sigh.
But @guy038’s macro-suggestion should be workable for you.