Re: adding a keyboard shortcut for double brackets

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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