Character Navigation / Selection with [Alt + Shift + Arrow Key] and Trailing Spaces

Hey - I'm  a new PHPStorm user, and loving everything about it so far. One minor annoyance that I'm trying to figure out if I can change. I use Alt + Shift + Arrow keys a LOT for navigating and selecting characters within my code. The default behaviour is that this will select the current "word", as any trailing spaces that follow. Any way to change this behavior to NOT include the trailing spaces? It becomes a bit annoying when I have to remove them after a cut / copy interaction.


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This can't unfortunately be changed. We have a corresponding feature request here: (see also
You can vote for it to be notified on any progress with this feature. See more information on this at
I can also suggest using double left click /Ctrl+W to select the word without trailing spaces.


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