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Handle Caret and Select Text

You can click the mouse in the editor to set the caret to the desired position and drag the mouse to select a continuous text block.

By default, you can only set the caret at characters, whitespaces, and tabs in the current document. Optionally, you can select Allow placement of caret after end of line on the Editor | General page of the Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S to be able to set your caret anywhere after the last character in any line. As soon as you start typing at a position beyond the end of the line, the necessary number of spaces will be added between the end of the line and the beginning of your input.

You can double-click an identifier or a word in a comment or plain text to select it.
For identifiers, you can opt not to select the whole CamelCased identifier, but only the capitalized word inside it where you double-click. To do so, select Honor "CamelHumps" word on the Editor | General page of the Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S.

Apart from the mouse, you can use keyboard shortcuts to speed up editor navigation and selection operations. The most handy commands and their shortcuts are listed in the tables below.
If you want to change the shortcut for some command, find this command on the Keymap page of the Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S, and use the context menu to add or remove shortcuts.

Move caret

CommandHow to invokeUse it to
Move Caret to Previous Word
Move Caret to Next Word
Ctrl+Left
Ctrl+Right

Move the caret to the beginning/end of the current word, and then further word by word in the same direction.

If Use CamelHumps is selected on the Editor | General | Typing Assistance page of the Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S , the caret will move to the next/previous capitalized word inside identifiers with CamelCase names.

Note that by default, on Ctrl+Right the caret jumps to the end of the current word. This behavior is configurable in the Caret Movement section on the Editor | General settings page.

Move Caret to Line Start
Move Caret to Line End
Home
End
Move the caret to the first/last character on the current line.
Go to Containing Declaration Alt+Shift+[ Move the caret to the declaration of a type or a function from any position within its body.
Move Caret to Matching Brace Ctrl+Shift+M When the caret is right before or after a brace or a bracket, jump to the brace or bracket that matches it.
Move Caret to Code Block Start
Move Caret to Code Block End
Ctrl+[
Ctrl+]
Move the caret to the opening/closing brace of the enclosing code block.
Next Method
Previous Method
Alt+Down
Alt+Up
Move the caret to the declaration of the next/previous member in the current type.
Move Caret to Page Top
Move Caret to Page Bottom
Ctrl+Page Up
Ctrl+Page Down
Move the caret to the top/bottom line of the currently visible editor area, without scrolling.
Page Up
Page Down
Page Up
Page Down
Move the caret up/down to the current height of the editor area and scroll the document accordingly, and then further with the same step in the same direction.
Move Caret to Text Start
Move Caret to Text End
Ctrl+Home
Ctrl+End
Move the caret to first/last character in the current document.

Select text

CommandHow to invokeUse it to
Select AllEdit | Select All
Ctrl+A
Select all text in the active editor tab
Left with Selection
Right with Selection
Shift+Left
Shift+Right
Extend the selection from the current caret position to one character on the left/right.
Move Caret to Previous Word with Selection
Move Caret to Next Word with Selection
Ctrl+Shift+Left
Ctrl+Shift+Right

Make a selection from the current caret position to the beginning/end of the current word, and then extend the selection word by word in the same direction.

If Use CamelHumps is selected on the Editor | General | Typing Assistance page of the Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S , the selection will extend to the to the next/previous capitalized word inside identifiers with CamelCase names.

Move Caret to Line Start with Selection
Move Caret to Line End with Selection
Shift+Home
Shift+End
Make a selection from the current caret position to the beginning/end of the current line.
Move Caret to Code Block Start with Selection
Move Caret to Code Block End with Selection
Ctrl+Shift+[
Ctrl+Shift+]
Make a selection from the current caret position to the opening/closing brace of the enclosing code block.
Select Containing Declaration Ctrl+Alt+Shift+[ Select the entire declaration of the containing member, type, or namespace.
Up with Selection
Down with Selection
Shift+Up
Shift+Down

Make a selection from the current caret position to the same or the nearest column in the next/previous line, and then extend the selection in the same way in the same direction.

Note that if the column selection mode is enabled, these shortcuts will add new carets instead of extending selection.

Move Caret to Page Top with Selection
Move Caret to Page Bottom with Selection
Ctrl+Shift+Page Up
Ctrl+Shift+Page Down
Make a selection from the current caret position to to the top/bottom of the currently visible editor area, without scrolling.
Page Up with Selection
Page Down with Selection
Shift+Page Up
Shift+Page Down
Select the number of lines that corresponds to the editor height, up/down from the current caret position and scroll the document accordingly, and then extend the selection to the same number of lines in the same direction.
Move Caret to Text Start with Selection
Move Caret to Text End with Selection
Ctrl+Shift+Home
Ctrl+Shift+End
Make a selection from the current caret position to to the beginning/end of the current document.
Extend SelectionEdit | Extend Selection
Ctrl+W

Select the word at the caret and then extend the selection to containing logical blocks of code (for example, an expression, a conditional block, a method body, a class, and so on).

If Use CamelHumps is selected on the Editor | General | Typing Assistance page of the Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S , the first invocation of the command will not select the whole CamelCased identifier, but only the capitalized word inside it where the caret is.

Shrink SelectionEdit | Shrink Selection
Ctrl+Shift+W
Shrink the selection after your extended it with Extend Selection. The command works in the reverse order (from the outermost containing block to the word at caret).
Structural navigation forward
Structural navigation backward
Tab
Shift+Tab
Move the selection to the next/previous logical code element. For more information, see Structural Navigation.
Last modified: 30 July 2020