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Keyboard shortcuts do not work

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  • Subject: [mg23097] Keyboard shortcuts do not work
  • From: "Felix E. Klee" <felix.klee at>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 00:37:36 -0400 (EDT)
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I removed the lines
    Item[KeyEvent[Left, Modifiers -> {Control}, 
        CellClass -> BoxFormData], "NudgeLeft"], 
    Item[KeyEvent[Right, Modifiers -> {Control}, 
        CellClass -> BoxFormData], "NudgeRight"], 
from my personal keyboard configuration file for Mathematica 4 
under LINUX. Then I replaced
    Item[KeyEvent[Right, Modifiers -> {Option}], "MoveNextWord"], 
    Item[KeyEvent[Left, Modifiers -> {Option}], "MovePreviousWord"], 
    Item[KeyEvent[Right, Modifiers->{Control}], "MoveNextWord"], 
    Item[KeyEvent[Left, Modifiers->{Control}], "MovePreviousWord"], 
However when I press these keys (for example in a text cell) the 
cursor only flickers a little bit and nothing happens. Using the 
option "-pureKeys", running X without a window manager (which might 
intercept these keyboard events) or even removing the global 
keyboard configuration file does not help.

Am I doing something wrong (I successfully created several other key 
combinations in the same way) or is this a bug in Mathematica?



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