I seem to remember seeing a tip once where there was a setting in System Preferences where you can define "programming" as a language or something so that double-clicking on a hyphenated word selects the entire word, hyphen and all.

I did this on my older MBP and now can't remember how to do it for my new one (10.9.1)

  • what do you mean by define "programming" as a language or something – markhunte Feb 11 '14 at 16:12
  • there was a way to set in as a variant of English. Unless I'm hallucinating... – Steve Feb 11 '14 at 16:15
  • The only thing I can see that sounds like that is the Format language in language & region's Advance section – markhunte Feb 11 '14 at 16:23

There's a setting that might be what you're referring to:

OS X Preferences > Language & Region > Region > Americas > United States (Computer)

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