Altium Designer Documentation


Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: June 2, 2017
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: ExtendSelectionRightOneCharacter for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 15.1, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0, 17.1, 18.0, 18.1, 19.0, 19.1, 20.0, 20.1 and 20.2

Parent page: TextEdit Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to extend a selection by one character to the right of the current cursor position.


Access to this command is made using the Shift+Right Arrow keyboard shortcut only.


Simply position the cursor at the required location in the document and launch the command. The character to the right of the original cursor position will become selected. Use the command repeatedly, to select further characters to the right.


  1. You can control selection specifically by using Click-and-Drag.
  2. If the cursor location is to the left of currently selected text, using this command will effectively deselect the character to the right.


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