In Eclipse, when you hold the Ctrl key and press the Left or Right arrow to highlight variables/text, the selection stops at Upper Case characters. For example with: myLongVariable The cursor is initially at the start. Press Ctrl+Right and it will highlight "my". Press Ctrl+Right again and it with highlight "myLong" Press Ctrl+Right again and it with highlight "myLongVariable" This feature is more of a pain than being useful. How do you change it so Ctrl+Right highlights the complete word like in other editors? I know you can use Alt+Shift+Arrow but I find it awkward.