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  • From: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 04:25:35 -0400 (EDT)
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On 10/11/2010 2:28 AM, Peter Breitfeld wrote:
> "Nasser M. Abbasi" wrote:
>
>> Mathematica Experts;
>>
>> What is the ESC key stroke combination to enter the "Matching double
>> brackets" into my notebook?
>>
>> I can't find the ESC sequence for this. Are these documented somewhere?
>>


>
> The escape sequences are esc[[esc  and esc]]esc. But you I prefer to
> add a keystroke for that. I use "Ctrl<" to produce the opening and
> closing double bracket and to position the cursor between the brackets.
>
> To do that, open the Mathematica file KeyEventTranslations.tr in an
> editor and add this code:
>
>    Item[KeyEvent["<",Modifiers->{Control}],
>        FrontEndExecute[{FrontEnd`NotebookWrite[FrontEnd`SelectedNotebook[],
>          "\[LeftDoubleBracket]\[RightDoubleBracket]",After],
>                FrontEndToken["MovePrevious"]}]]
>
> WARNING: Be careful when changing this file. Make a copy of it before
> altering. If you made an error (e.g. missing a comma) Mathematica will
> not start.
>
>
> // Peter

Thanks Peter;

I tried the above, but did not do what is expected. I did not get the

   [[ ]]

created in notebook.

This is what I did :

on windows, I edited

C:\Program Files\Wolfram 
Research\Mathematica\7.0\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\TextResources\Windows\KeyEventTranslations.tr

and copied what you have above to the bottom of file (made sure no 
typos, and commas betweem last item is there ok, etc..

Saved the file, started Mathematica.

I also tried having "x" in place of "<", so I can it just

         CTRL X

to make [[ ]] since it is faster than CTRL < (no need to hit SHIFT key 
to reach "<"), but again, it did notthing. When I hit CTRL x nothing 
happens on the screen.

Windows 7, 64 bit, Mathematica version 7.0

--Nasser


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