I have been using helm from some time and am now trying ivy, counsel and swiper. Regarding swiper I am wondering if there is a way of extending the word search selection.

Just like hitting C-w after a normal incremental search command with C-s.
What it is called Isearch Yank in the Emacs manual.

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Try M-j, which is bound to ivy-yank-word in the ivy minibuffer key map.

It's worth reading through the the ivy manual, either in Emacs or online. The relevant key bindings are discussed here: http://oremacs.com/swiper/#key-bindings-that-alter-the-minibuffer-input

  • Well, I read it, but bypassed that... Thanks!
    – nephewtom
    May 23, 2017 at 14:17
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    @nephewtom FWIW, C-h m during ivy completion also pops up an org-mode reference document.
    – Basil
    May 23, 2017 at 17:09

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