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How to select current word at cursor?

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In pycharm i use CTRL-W a lot, my cursor is standing at a word, I press CTRL-W it gets selected so i can rename it or delete it immediately.

I am looking in the documentation here for Wing IDE:

I really can't find it how to do this correctly in Wing? The closest I can find is CTRL-ALT-B but this then renames all the locations in the file with that name while CTRL-W on pycharm is just the one at the cursor.


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asked 2022-05-25 04:23:34 -0500
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This can be done with Ctrl-UpArrow. Pressing that repeatedly selects more and surrounding the current location. Pressing Ctrl-DownArrow selects less again.

Those and some other selection operations are in the Edit > Select menu. You'ld want to set key bindings for those that you use. The command names are select-* or next-* and previous-* for the next/previous selection operations. You should be able to browse from the completer shown for command names from the User Interface > Keyboard > Custom Key Bindings preference.

Sorry, indeed the command naming here isn't great and the docs at contain too much to be easy to use. We'll try to improve that aspect of it, probably by listing the command names in and explaining how to set bindings for them.

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answered 2022-05-25 09:20:26 -0500, updated 2022-05-25 09:20:51 -0500
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Thanks, this works, also while I'm coding small scripts I press F5 a lot but how can I jump back into my file? The focus staysin the output window after the script has run but then i have to grab my mouse again to click in the file, is there a hotkey to put the focus back in the file? I can't find it, sorry for the questions and thanks for help.

YSS's avatar YSS (2022-05-25 10:48:24 -0500) edit

Pressing Esc should move focus back into the editor. You may also want to check what selections you have in the Debug I/O tool's Options menu, in case you want to change when it is auto-shown.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2022-05-25 11:25:43 -0500) edit

Thanks ESC works great, no idea why I could not find this in the documentation :-)

YSS's avatar YSS (2022-05-25 11:56:26 -0500) edit

In fact I can't seem to find it either. :-) We'll try to improve this by mentioning it where people might be looking for this information.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2022-05-25 14:09:13 -0500) edit
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