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RE: Select cell


Chris (senisen at loxinfo.co.th)  wrote:
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Can I select the bracket of the cell in which the cursor rests by a
keyboard shortcut? Like ctr-a selects all cells.

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I often wanted to do that.  Earlier replies from others helped me find a
good solution.  At least one that works when using Version 3 or 4 under
MS-Windows.

You need to repeatedly depress
  Ctrl .
That's Ctrl and `.` at the same time.

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For an example evaluate the following in a notebook.


In[1]:=
 x 2 (1 - f[2 - 3 x])

Out[1]=
2 x (1-f[2-3 x])


Put cursor before the 3 in Out[1] or In[1].

Depress Ctrl .   and  -  is selected.
Depress Ctrl . again and  2-3x  is selected.
Depress Ctrl . again and  f[2-3 x]  is selected.
Depress Ctrl . again and  1-f[2-3 x]  is selected.
Depress Crtl . again and (1-f[2-3 x]])  is selected.
Depress Ctrl . again and 2 x (1-f[2-3 x])  is selected.
Depress Ctrl . again and  the cell bracket is selected.


I can't predict what Ctrl . does when the cursor is between cells.

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Regards,
Ted Ersek

For Mathematica tips, tricks see 
http://www.dot.net.au/~elisha/ersek/Tricks.html


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