Smart selections (between quotes) for notepad++

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def "Abc the quick brown fox jumped over def"
  print "Hello World"
end

Suppose my cursor is somewhere between abc and def,
how can i make notepad++ select the whole text
between the double quotes?

I'm thinking there should be an easy shortcut for this.

There's a plugin out there (https://github.com/magnars/expand-region.el)
but it doesnt work with notepad++

Best Answer

This may not be simple enough for you but the Notepad++ Find/Replace (ctrl-f) function with Regular expressions enabled could do what you want.

If you search for \"[\w ]*\" it will select the string, including the quotes.