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Re: In search of a keyboard shortcut

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  • Subject: [mg89926] Re: In search of a keyboard shortcut
  • From: vasil michev <michev at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 03:32:26 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g3iht3$fhe$1@smc.vnet.net> <g3nhbn$gi$1@smc.vnet.net>

Thanks a lot, I just added two more keyboard shortcuts to
KeyEventTranslations.tr, namely

	Item[KeyEvent["s", Modifiers -> {Command}],
FrontEndExecute[SelectionMove[SelectedNotebook[],All,Cell];]],
	Item[KeyEvent["a", Modifiers -> {Command}],
FrontEndExecute[SelectionMove[SelectedNotebook[],All,CellContents];]],

Works great, well you get a 'beep' when using them, since its unable
to find a menu with 's' and 'a' for accelerator, but one can always
change the keys to avoid this. I only wish they made interface
customization easier, or at least put the appropriate info in the help
browser. Thanks again.


On Jun 23, 9:54 am, David Bailey <dave at Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>
wrote:
> 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[
>                        SelectionMove[SelectedNote=
book[],All,Cell];
>                    ], MenuEvaluator->Automatic]
>
> This will create a menu item with an alt-key combination (depending
> where exactly you place it in the menu tree).
>
> David Baileyhttp://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk



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