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How to create custom keyboard shortcuts?

Posted 10 years ago

Hello, I'd like to create a keyboard shortcut the executes the FrontEndToken "MoveNextCell". I realize that "MoveNextCell" is not fully integrated.

However, this works: FrontEndTokenExecute["MoveNextCell"] just as this does SelectionMove[EvaluationNotebook[], Next, Cell].

Modifying this Item[KeyEvent["Right", Modifiers -> {Shift}], "SelectNext"] to Item[KeyEvent["Right", Modifiers -> {Shift}], "MoveNextCell"] in SystemFiles/FrontEnd/TextResources/Macintosh/ (Mac) doesn't work as expected (after restarting the FrontEnd).

Any ideas? Thanks, Craig

POSTED BY: W. Craig Carter
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Thanks Szabolcs, Yes, I restarted a second time just to be sure (thanks, asking the obvious is the best first step for me....).

The only other files that directory were in the left over from the vi-editor.

I removed those and now it works!


POSTED BY: W. Craig Carter

I just tested this with M10.0.1 on OS X and it works.

Some possibilities of why it didn't work for you:

  • Did you restart Mathematica? (Sorry about asking the obvious :) Sorry, I didn't read carefully.

  • Did you create any other files in that directory? I might be wrong about this, but I think that the first time I modified, I created a backup of that file in the same directory, also with the extension .tr, and this prevented things from working correctly. Just in case: make sure you place any backups outside of Mathematica's installation directory.

POSTED BY: Szabolcs Horvát
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