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Re: adding a keyboard shortcut for double brackets

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  • Subject: [mg115892] Re: adding a keyboard shortcut for double brackets
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:19:12 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <ihe40t$q6m$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi Paul,

It looks good, but doesn't work for me. Nothing happens. Are you sure
BTW that the last keyname should be "Command" instead of Alt? Sounds
mac-speek to me.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

On Jan 22, 9:20 am, gl... at flashmail.com wrote:
> Hello Barrie,
>
> What you want is not difficult.  Since you will modify a system file,
> make a back-up copy.
>
> Open the
> file:
> ($InstallationDirectory)\SystemFiles\FrontEnd\TextResources\Windows\KeyEv=
entTranslations.tr
>
> Modify it to read:
> .
> .
> .
> EventTranslations[{
>
> (* User-added keyboard commands *)
>          Item[KeyEvent["[", Modifiers -> {Control}],
>                  FrontEndExecute[{
>                          FrontEnd`NotebookWrite=
[FrontEnd`InputNotebook[],
>                                  "\[Lef=
tDoubleBracket]", After]
>                  }]],
>          Item[KeyEvent["]", Modifiers -> {Control}],
>                  FrontEndExecute[{
>                          FrontEnd`NotebookWrite=
[FrontEnd`InputNotebook[],
>                                  "\[Rig=
htDoubleBracket]", After]
>                  }]],
>          Item[KeyEvent["]", Modifiers -> {Control, Command}],
>                  FrontEndExecute[{
>                          FrontEnd`NotebookWrite=
[FrontEnd`InputNotebook[],
>                                  "\[Lef=
tDoubleBracket]", After],
>                          FrontEnd`NotebookWrite=
[FrontEnd`InputNotebook[],
>                                  "\[Rig=
htDoubleBracket]", Before]
>                  }]],
>
> (* Evaluation *)
> .
> .
> .
> Where the vertical . . . represents the original lines above and below.
>
> This adds three keyboard combinations, where "[[" and "]]" represent
> the proper forms, and "_" the cursor position:
>
> Ctrl+[  ->  [[_
> Ctrl+]  ->  ]]_
> Ctrl+Alt+] -> [[_]]
>
> If you do not use the first two, simply remove those blocks from the
> file.  It should be easy enough to change the keys or add other
> commands once you have a look at the file.
>
> Have a good day,
>
> Paul



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