Double-click drag select is too greedy


If you take the following bit of JavaScript:

return $('#example-element').foo('bar');

Then double click return and begin dragging to the right, Atom will group several non-words together as you pass over them (including whitespace) which makes it very frustrating to work with.

Sublime had this problem early on, and has since resolved it.

Mouse drag-select after double click expands selection (but shouldn't)

Thanks for reporting this. I’ll add it to our internal issue tracker.