[OS X TeX] Keyboard shortcuts on TeXShop
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed May 10 09:27:58 EDT 2006
On May 10, 2006, at 12:33 AM, S P Suresh wrote:
> Hi all,
> It is great to be part of this wonderful mailing list. I am
> learning lots of useful things. I am new to Mac,
> having recently moved from Linux. I am very impressed with the TeX
> front ends available for the Mac. I have
> started using TeXShop. But I have a problem with the editor. I
> don't know enough keyboard shortcuts for
> navigation and rouline activities like marking a block of text,
> commenting a block. I was a user of vi,
> though not an expert. I would like to have similar basic features
> on the TeXShop, without needing to use the
> mouse. Can someone out there help me!?
> Thank you,
> Chennai Mathematical Institute, India.
Navigation and selection shortcuts are fairly standard across
applications on a Mac; learn them for one application and they
(mostly) work with another application. To comment a block look in
the Format Menu and the Comment/Uncomment commands there should show
you the key bindings with your chosen keyboard; this is generally
true with all commands that have key bindings.
There are several way to extend the menu key bindings.
1)If a command you use often doesn't presently have a binding and
you're using Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) you can set new bindings in the
Keyboard&Mouse pane of System Preferences (on a system wide or
application specific basis).
2)There is a method of redefining menu key bindings using a .plist
file found in ~/Library/TeXShop/Menus/ but that seems to be
unreliable at this time.
3)There are extra global editor functions associated with the apple
framework that can be added to all editors that use that framework.
4)You can write macros (applescript [which can call CLI commands,
etc.] or simple insertions) and set their key bindings (Cmd + other
There are also key bindings for expanding certain keystrokes into
LaTeX commands, etc.
Go slowly and you'll start to develop a repertoire of your own.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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