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Re: In search of a keyboard shortcut

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  • Subject: [mg89877] Re: In search of a keyboard shortcut
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 02:49:40 -0400 (EDT)
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vasil michev wrote:
> Hello, I was wondering if there is a shortcut or some other fast way
> to select the active cell (or its whole content) with the keyboard? I
> know several ways to do it, but all involve multiple actions, and
> thats not what im looking for.

One way to do this is to add an extra item to the menu. If you use '&' 
characters in the extra definition, you can access the menu item using 
an alt key combination (Windows) - just as Alt-EP will access edit/paste.

Find the file MENUSETUP.TR and make a copy of it in case you mess it up 
- Mathematica is very unforgiving if it can't read this file!

Examine the structure of this file using a text editor, and note how it 
corresponds to the Mathematica menu. The idea is to add a new item 
somewhere in the structure:

Item["Select &Cell",FrontEndExecute[
                   ], MenuEvaluator->Automatic]

This will create a menu item with an alt-key combination (depending 
where exactly you place it in the menu tree).

David Bailey

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