So I have modified syntax table for moving with C-<left>.

 (defvar my-wacky-syntax-table
      (let ((table (make-syntax-table)))
        (modify-syntax-entry ?\( "w" table)
        (modify-syntax-entry ?\) "w" table)

(defun Pfedj/my-backward-word()
  (with-syntax-table my-wacky-syntax-table

(global-set-key (kbd "C-<left>") 'Pfedj/my-backward-word)

It works fine for moving, but S-C-<left> for selecting with control does not work now. How can I fixed it?

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You need to say that this command is a navigation command, by replacing your



(interactive "^")

C-h o interactive RET explains that:

If the string begins with ^ and shift-select-mode is non-nil,
Emacs first calls the function handle-shift-selection.

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