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Re: adding a keyboard shortcut for double brackets

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  • Subject: [mg115774] Re: adding a keyboard shortcut for double brackets
  • From: Barrie Stokes <Barrie.Stokes at newcastle.edu.au>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2011 06:31:12 -0500 (EST)

Hi David

Re:"Why not simply do the shortcut twice to obtain [[]]",
because I want the notation to be same as the result of my "Esc [ [  Esc Esc ] ] Esc left arrow" keystroke sequence, i.e. I want not the repeated single "[" and "]", but the pair of symbols represented at the Expression level by \[LeftDoubleBracket] and \[RightDoubleBracket].

The only key on a PC that could be thought of as equivalent to the Macintosh Command key is the "Windows" key, and it doesn't seem to play the same role. On my Windows 7 system, Alt+] is sufficient to get the pair of single brackets [] with the cursor between them.

Barrie


>>> On 20/01/2011 at 4:41 am, in message
<OFFAEBBE61.CF534136-ON8525781D.005C66C7-8525781D.00612663 at terc.edu>, David
Carraher <david_carraher at terc.edu> wrote:
> Barrie,
> 
> BTW, the shortcut on a Mac seems to be Alt+Command+]
> 
> Why not simply do the shortcut twice to obtain [[]] ?
> It works for me.
> 
> David
> 
> 
> 
> From:   Barrie Stokes <Barrie.Stokes at newcastle.edu.au>
> To:     mathgroup at smc.vnet.net 
> Date:   01/19/2011 05:51 AM
> Subject:        [mg115740] adding a keyboard shortcut for double brackets
> 
> 
> 
> Hi All
> 
> I note in the Help page "Keyboard Shortcut Listing" that for example 
> entering Alt+] gives the pair of single brackets [] with the cursor 
> between them.
> No such shortcut is listed for the double brackets [[ ....]]. Can this be 
> added to one's installation of Mathematica? I seem to be doing "Esc [ [ 
> Esc Esc ] ] Esc left arrow" quite a lot in a Windows 7 system.
> 
> Barrie




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