macOS High Sierra

Select text

When cursor tracking is on, you can select text using standard macOS keyboard shortcuts, VoiceOver gestures, or Quick Nav.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

Use standard macOS shortcuts

  • Select the character to the right or left of the insertion point: Press Shift-Right Arrow or Shift-Left Arrow.

  • Select the word to the right or left of the insertion point: Press Shift-Option-Right Arrow or Shift-Option-Left Arrow.

  • Select the text from the keyboard cursor to the beginning or end of the line: Press Shift-Command-Right Arrow or Shift-Command-Left Arrow.

  • Select the text from the keyboard cursor to the beginning or end of the text area: Press Shift-Command-Up Arrow or Shift-Command-Down Arrow.

If you can’t select text using these shortcuts, press VO-Return. Press the