HEALTHY COMPUTING EMAIL TIP 488: HIGHLIGHTING KEYSTROKES
Here are some more helpful keystrokes to reduce mouse use. These
keystrokes are specific for highlighting text for Windows users.
One character - [Shift+Arrow (right or left)]
One word - [Shift+Ctrl+Arrow (right or left)]
One line, to the start or end - [Shift+Home or End]
One line, up or down - [Shift+Arrow (up or down)]
Next paragraph - [Shift+Ctrol+Down Arrow]
Previous paragraph - [Shift+Ctrl+Up Arrow]
One screen - [Shift+Page Up or Down]
Beginning or end of document - [Shift+Ctrl+Home or End]
Everything in the document - [Ctrl+A]
Some easy mouse tricks for highlighting:
One sentence - Control click.
One paragraph - position the curser to the left of the paragraph until it turns into an arrow and double click. Or, click three times on the paragraph to highlight it.
A large selection in a document - Click on the first word and hold down the Shift as you click on the last word.
Remember to take frequent breaks, regardless of using mouse or keystrokes.
*These keystrokes were compiled by the RET Project at San Francisco State