# Mac – Double-Mouse-1 selects text and symbol in Emacs

emacs

When I double click 'abcd_efg', emacs selects the part 'abcd' or 'efg' depending on what I click. How can I select the whole string 'abcd_efg' instead? Thank you.

• Either do what @jcubic suggested or just double-click the _ char in the symbol name. That's what I do.