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button to emulate Shift-Enter

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  • Subject: [mg49968] button to emulate Shift-Enter
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 05:37:55 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • Reply-to: murray at
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

How would I create a button, for a one-button palette, that when clicked 
by the mouse, sends the Shift-Enter key combination to the active 
notebook (i.e., not the palette notebook) for the cell in which the 
cursor was positioned in that active notebook?

Explanation: For presentations, I want to be able to use a 
remote-control mouse device that cannot transmit any keystrokes but can 
move the mouse around the screen and transmit a left-click (or 
right-click).  So my thought is to have the sort of button, as a 
sepaately floating palette, that I could click so as to emulate pressing 
Shift-Enter in the target notebook being presented.

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.
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University of Massachusetts                413 545-2859 (W)
710 North Pleasant Street            fax   413 545-1801
Amherst, MA 01003-9305

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