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Re: Re: Hotkeys - redefine

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  • Subject: [mg77486] Re: [mg77453] Re: Hotkeys - redefine
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 07:19:36 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <f43do2$g0$> <>
  • Reply-to: murray at

What, exactly, does one enter in  I've tried 
each of the following (I think), but each gives an error:

   Item[KeyEvent["[", Modifiers -> {Control}], LeftDoubleBracket]
   Item[KeyEvent["[", Modifiers -> {Control}], "LeftDoubleBracket"]
   Item[KeyEvent["[", Modifiers -> {Control}], "\[LeftDoubleBracket]"]

Szabolcs wrote:
> at wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> I am interested in hotkeys. My am pretty upsat that every different
>> editor uses different selection conventions and hotkeys, etc.
>> Anyway, I would like to redefine the hotkeys and define some for a
>> couple of new actions. I wonder if I can do it. An example: how do you
>> jump form the cell "frame" (thing on the rightmost side) to inside the
>> cell and back?
>> Thank you,
>> Bence
> Hi Bence,
> Take a look at the file
> Mathematica\[version_number]\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\TextResources\Windows\
> (The path may be a bit different for other operating systems.)
> I am mostly happy with the editor shortcuts, I just use this to remap 
> CTRL-[ to \[LeftDoubleBracket] etc.
> AFAIK the format of this file is not documented (but pretty 
> self-explanatory), so be careful, and back it up before you make any 
> modifications. If you keep the backup in the same directory, make sure 
> that its extension is NOT .tr, otherwise your modifications may not take 
> effect.
> You may also want to read
> Szabolcs

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