RE: Select cell

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg20069] RE: [mg19995] Select cell*From*: "Ersek, Ted R" <ErsekTR at navair.navy.mil>*Date*: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 03:33:26 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Chris (senisen at loxinfo.co.th) 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 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. --------------------- 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. ------------ Regards, Ted Ersek For Mathematica tips, tricks see http://www.dot.net.au/~elisha/ersek/Tricks.html