Selecting text – keyboard shortcuts

Some may play it fast and loose with the term nerd but once you overuse it, what word will you use to describe someone with a preference for keyboard-over-mouse?

That being said, if it weren’t for these extreme dorks, we may not have our latest slew of keyboard shortcuts – ones that help us to select text like. a. ninja. Oh yes.

To get the full list, click this link but here is a taster of what is in store for those after the jump:

  • Want to select individual letters? Hold down shift and hit the appropriate arrow key (Shift + ←/→).
  • Whole words? Hold down control, shift and press the arrow key (Ctrl + Shift + ←/→).

If you are finding this exciting, you can also revisit this post on keyboard shortcuts from last year.


About timthelibrarian

Tim Harwood is a Teacher Librarian and eLearning enthusiast.
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