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Re: Re: Following Help Links with the Keyboard

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  • From: "Yasvir A. Tesiram" <tesiramy at>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 02:52:22 -0500 (EST)
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One more thing I forgot to note in my haste. I think its the pointer 
resources you want to find and bind to a key stroke event.

The easiest fix would be to use the number keypad, i.e. turn NUMLOCK on 
and use the arrows on that keypad to navigate the mouse pointer. But we 
all know that there is the feared hand in the Linux Frontend that makes 
working with the Frontend impossible with NUMLOCK active.

Also, in Linux, as you probably already know, there are many window 
managers and two popular desktop environments all of which can be 
customized and at some point definitions of resources start to clash 

I'll leave the rest of the snooping around to you. Apologies for the top 
post :-).


On Wed, 9 Nov 2005, Steven T. Hatton wrote:

> On Tuesday 08 November 2005 10:55 am, Yasvir A. Tesiram wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Good question. According to the Help drop down menu one would
>> think that it should be the following series of events. Select the text
>> and the press Shift+F1.
>> Obviously this doesn't work on the hyperlink which will show the Help for
>> the closest thing containing "More". So, if you want help on Integrate
>> say, scroll (using arrow keys) over to the text "Integrate" select it
>> (Shift + Right (or Left) Arrow key) and then press Shift+F1.
>> I haven't found a way of activating the hyperlink. There must be a key
>> binding list for the Notebook interface somewhere. Never went chasing it
>> though.
> ToFileName[$InstallationDirectory,
> "SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources/X/"]
> FileNames[
>  ToFileName[$InstallationDirectory,
>    "SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources/X/*.tr"]]
> The only stuff grep -i hyper* are:
>                     CREATE Radio 15 _hyperlinksButton
> Create Hyperlink
> Create Hyperlink
> SmartMB 0 CreateHyperlink
>           Item["Create Hyperlink...", "CreateHyperlinkDialog"],
>           Item["Go Back", "HyperlinkGoBack"],
>             Item["Go Back", "HyperlinkGoBack"],
> Thanks for reminding me about these files.  Now that I have a semblance of a
> clue about how to read Mathematica code, I may be able to understand these
> now.
> Steven

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