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Shorctcut for typing \[LeftDoubleBracket]

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  • Subject: [mg75670] Shorctcut for typing \[LeftDoubleBracket]
  • From: Szabolcs <szhorvat at>
  • Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 05:53:44 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Bergen

I hope that someone will find the following useful:

Typing \[LeftDoubleBracket] as <esc>[[<esc> is very tedious, and using 
[[ is not very readable.

Recently I found out that it is possible to customize Mathematica's 
keyboard shortcuts, so we can assign \[LeftDoubleBracket] to CTRL-[.

WARNING: I don't know if this breaks anything. It worked for me on 
Windows, but if you know that it might break something, (or if you know 
another way of typing \[LeftDoubleBracket]), please let me know.

This is what you have to do to assign \[LeftDoubleBracket] to CTRL-[ and 
\[RightDoubleBracket] to CTRL-] (AFAIK CTRL-[ and CTRL-] have no 
function in Mathematica):

Find the file
and BACK IT UP. Find the line
in this file and add the following two lines right after it:

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

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

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