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LeftClick+Shift+Enter Reassign

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  • Subject: [mg64506] LeftClick+Shift+Enter Reassign
  • From: James Gilmore <james.gilmore at>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 05:36:22 -0500 (EST)
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Hello Mathgroup,

I would like to have an efficient way to assign my mouse right click to 
perform the following keystroke: "Left click, shift+enter". I want this so 
I can merely move my mouse cursor over the cell i want to evaluate in my 
Mathematica session, and then just press right click on my mouse, i.e. I do 
not want to have to first left click to get the cursor in the cell. I also 
do not want to modify the Shift+Enter=EvaluateCells[] on the keyboard, 
since this is a standard adopted by the good people at WRI and should be 
kept as such.

I have searched the on redefining the EvaluateCells command in Mathematica 
in Mathgroup. There have been two relevant posts that I can find. The first 
is where you modify the keyboard assignments: 
This is the type of modification I want, but I want to reassign the right 
mouse button. Does anyone know where that file is located?

The second relevant post is on a palette button to perform Shift+Enter
I mention this post, since if we can find a way to use a mouse key to 
execute a cell, our Mathematica presentations will run much smoother.

I have this implemented outside of Mathematica, using a compiled script and 
customizable mouse buttons, so the script runs when I right click with my 
mouse. But it is slow to use a .exe script, to perform "left click, 
shift+enter". However, the script has made my Mathematica sessions so much 
more enjoyable that I am searching for a faster and more stable method that 
is implemented inside of Mathematica. It really does make Mathematica alot 
easier to use!

Any help appreciated.


James Gilmore
Graduate Student
Department of Physics
Sloane Physics Laboratory
Yale University
217 Prospect Street
Email: james.gilmore at
URL: <> 

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