Netbeans really needs functionality like IDEA ctrl+w or Eclipse alt+shift arrow up or arrow down.
Not having an intelligent way of incrementally selecting the surrounding scope is a show stopper as it hinders my productivity.
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I found, of course after filing the bug, that Netbeans has the feature. But why is it not advertised more, I can't seem to find it in the shortcut keys pdf nor in the menus (I found it here: http://netbeans.dzone.com/news/10-handy-editor-shortcuts-netbeans-ide-60)
Exampe for HTML:
If I place the curser at the - in the "utf-8" attribute I would expect that pressing alt-ctrl period would select the "uft-8" but it actually select the whole shown element.
'Key bindings' component just provides a way/ui/API how to bind a key to a certain plugin-provided function.