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Re: Select cell

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  • Subject: [mg20033] Re: Select cell
  • From: Tom Burton <tburton at>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Sep 1999 18:46:02 -0400
  • Organization: Brahea, Inc.
  • References: <7se7r5$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 23 Sep 1999 17:59:01 -0400, senisen at (chris) wrote:

>Can I select the bracket of the cell in which the cursor rests by a
>keyboard shortcut? Like ctr-a selects all cells.
>I would like to avoid the use of the mouse while working on my laptop.

With your cursor somewhere in the cell, repeatedly click CNTL-dot on
Windows (CMND-dot on Mac?) until the entire text of the cell is
selected. Click one more time to select the bracket--i.e., the cell
itself. This short-cut is especially handy when cell-brackets are
Tom Burton

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