{keyboard} is about creating or modifying keyboard shortcuts for an editor or other GUI. Usually questions with this tag will also have one for the editor in question.

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Redefine smart key mappings in vim's Latex-suite plugin

When using the Latex-suite plugin in vim, typing ... expands to either \ldots or \cdots (see section 3.9 Smart Key Mappings of the latex-suite manual). I am using a lot the amsmath package that ...
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Make TeX output look as input wrt script/language?

I have several languages/keyboard layouts on my Mac-pro (Yosemite). I want to write in Armenian/Bengali/Hebrew and so on. These keyboards/languages are formally part of Mac's Yosemite so I have no ...
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Shortcuts made using translation tables interfere with active strings

[WinEdt 8.2 in a 64-bit Windows 8.1 computer] I don't know if "shortcut" is the proper English word to describe what I'm trying to get, and maybe that's why I wasn't able to find any info about it in ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for inserting URLs in LyX?

I've looked through the keyboard shortcut documentation, and none of it shows an easy way to create a URL inset in LyX. I know that one can theoretically add a function in preferences, but every time ...
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Inputs diacritical marks instead of punctuation marks (LyX on Mac)

For some reason, punctuation marks on my keyboard produce diacritical marks (accent marks such as "á"); pressing the keyboard key twice actually produces the desired key. For example pressing period ...
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Pressing ALT key in LyX causes command Bar

I'm working in LyX (in Ubuntu 14.10) and I'm trying to use simple math macros using the Alt + M + XX combination, where XX could be anything, such as F for a fraction or ( for parentheses. However, ...
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Beamer class and U3D Views

I want to switch 3D views in my presentation. I have read in the movie15 package that it is possible with the command: (dice example from movie15.pdf page 16) \movieref[3Dviewindex=N]{dice}{Click ...
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How to use the autocompletion of enumerate in latexing (sublime text)

When I write \begin{enumerate} sublime text does not auto complete it to \begin{enumerate} \item \end{enumerate} like I would expect. Is there a way to achieve this?
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Draw calculator keys with LaTeX?

How can you typeset keys to get the impression of a Calculator? Remark: This question is a split-of Keyboard Font for LaTeX
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Texmaker keyboard shortcuts to move up/down item in list?

Is there any keyboard shortcut to move an item up or down a list within an enumerate/itemize or outline environment, using Texmaker in Win7? For instance EMACS in org-mode has M-↓↑ (up/down arrow) to ...
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Customizing LyX Shortcuts

I am using LyX 2.0.6 on my macbook and would like to define a few custom shortcuts to make my life easier. In particular, I'd like to add the following command: controlfa should insert an algorithm ...
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Shortcut of selecting the find scope in TeXShop

Preferring the Ogrekit Find Panel, I often use the option "Replace All" with the scope "Selection", or with the scope "Entire File". Is there a keyboard shortcut to exchange between these two scopes? ...
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GNU Readline- like history, for the latex terminal shell?

I find myself more than often willing to use the (pdf)latex shell, and \typeout commands there directly - unfortunately, there is one deal breaker: there is no command line history. I think that in ...
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Change “user-shortcut” in Texmaker

If I create a personal shortcut in Texmaker it has the shortcut Shift+F1..F10. I want to create a shortcut with Ctrl+w for example. How can I do that?
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“Show Console” keyboard shortcut in TeXShop

I am switching over from TeXworks to TeXShop on the Mac and I am finding myself missing the good ol' cmd+\ to open the Console. While I can use cmd+` to cycle around windows to get to the Console, ...
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How can I tell LyX to differentiate between left Alt and right Alt (AltGr / 3rd Level)

To increase my productivity, I would like so simplify some of the existing keyboard shortcuts (in particular Greek letters), by using either Left Alt or Right Alt in a non-interchangeable manner, i.e. ...
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How to make keyboard shortcuts for Beamer that cycle through frames

I'm making a presentation in Beamer, and I'm using the \uncover command to reveal certain parts of my frames in a certain order. I plan to show the resulting PDF with Adobe Acrobat during my ...
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How can I remap “`” in vim-latex?

I'm using vim-latex and I would like to use another key (tab, for example) instead of "`", since typing the latter is difficult here (shift + ´ + ´). How can I do this?
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Lyx on Mac inputs diacritical marks instead of punctuation marks

I've just installed Lyx 2.0.7.1 on Mac OS X (Mavericks) and when trying to type in Lyx, some keys behave irregularly. More specifically, typing some punctuation marks on my keyboard (such as period, ...
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AltGr+S in TeXstudio tries to save file

Recently (2 days ago) I downloaded TeXstudio along with all packages I need. Today I also worked out how to make polish characters work (like ą, ę, ł), but whenever I press AltGr and S (which should ...
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How to export custom TexStudio shortcut and macro?

Since I usually re-install, either the OS or TexStudio. It's frustrated to configure everything again. I save the profile and restore but those information were not in there.
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Ctrl+I produces Tab character instead of italizing text

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Xfce 4.8. Only in some applications, namely TexStudio (v2.6.6) and TexMaker (v4.1), Ctrl+I inserts one Tab character instead of making text italic. How do I troubleshoot ...
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Shortcut for changing text color

I want to create a shortcut in LyX for changing the color of selected text. I tried to create a shortcut for "set-color green" or "set-color green green", but none of these worked. What is the magic ...
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Transferring Lyx Keyboard Shortcuts

I recently updated my version of Lyx from 1.6.7 to 2.0.6. I would like to transfer my old keyboard shortcuts to this new version, but I am having difficulty because I was inconsistent with the way ...
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How to avoid repetitive strain injuries when using LaTeX daily? [duplicate]

LaTeX makes use of some characters that are not easy to type using a normal keyboard (like \, {, }, [ and ]). When typesetting math, you also have to constantly switch between the previous characters ...
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TexStudio ignores some accent keyboard input

I am using TexStudio as an editor and everything works great so far. But since I entered the "typing" phase of my document production, I realized that it has some problem with some french accents ...
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Texmaker: Specifying keyboard shortcuts [closed]

I like to use the shortcuts Ctrl+Shift+= for ^{} and Ctrl + Shift + - for _{}. For some reason, when I enter in the key combos for ^{}, Texmaker reads it as Ctrl++, which works fine. However, for ...
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Insert code snippet via keyboard shortcut in TeXworks

I know there already are questions (1, 2) on creating keyboard shortcuts in TeXworks. The discussion (also in the Google thread referred to), however, seems a little outdated. By now, there is the ...
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Strategies to deal with \ being in an awkward place on the keyboard?

So, I'm typing on a standard EN-US Qwerty keyboard, where the \ key is in the top right below the backspace key. I find that LaTeX requires me to repeatedly type this key for macros and such, and that ...
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How to “jump” brackets in TeXstudio?

In Texmaker when you type the shortcut for \frac, you get something like \frac{*}{*}, but instead of asterisks, you have bullets. When you type something in the first pair of brackets, you can then ...
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Disabling command+scrolling in TeXstudio (OS X)

Is there any way to disable cmd+scroll zooming in TeXStudio for OS X?
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Entering unicode math symbols into LaTeX, direct from keyboard, on a Mac

I would like my LaTeX files to contain Unicode characters. For instance, I want to see ∃x.x ⟶ β in my text editor, rather than \exists x\ldotp x\longrightarrow\beta Also, I would like to ...
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lyx shortcut for superscript and subscript

Instead of using the menu for Insert->Formatting->Superscript or Subscript, I would like to use a keyboard shortcut. I tried Tools->Preferences->Shortcuts, there are already shortcuts for ...
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Is there anyway to put Existing Text in Math Mode with Texmaker

There is provision to make existing text bold by simply selecting the text and pressing CTRL+B. There is a keyboard shortcut of CTRL+ALT+M, but instead of putting existing content in Math mode, it ...
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Does TeXShop for Mac have key bindings?

There's a Macro's and Key Binding option in the Preferences Menu, but the only way to utilize these macros is to click through the menus. How do I get the good ol' classic Ctrl+B -> \textbf{} ...
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How can I visualize key press combinations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Font for LaTeX One of my favorite Wiki-Sites (ubuntuusers.de) allows the editors to add key combinations. [[Template(Keys, Strg+T)]] [[Template(Keys, ...
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Best way to use Linux Biolinum Keyboard with fontspec?

I am trying to typeset keyboard shortcuts in my document, e.g. CTRL+SHIFT+S. The Linux Libertine font family includes a nice keyboard font that I would like to use. What's the best way to use it with ...
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Can you force the “move-by-word” keyboard shortcut to count \, $ and braces as part of the word? [closed]

I'm using OS 10.6, and I like to use the option-arrow command to move forwards and backward one word at a time. But one thing is annoying to me: If the cursor is here: \command ^ ...
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lyx change environment level with keyboard [closed]

Much in the way that the tab key iterates over section levels: Part -> Chapter -> Section -> Subsection -> Subsubsection -> Paragraph -> Subparagraph I would like to do the same ...
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TeXnicCenter keyboard shortcut to move outside math environment? [closed]

Suppose in TeXnicCenter I use keyboard shortcut to get some environment like this (or any other): \begin{equation} \end{equation} After finishing with equation cursor stays inside and one need to ...
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TexShop - Command Down

The quick-key "Command-down" (⌘+↓) in TexShop works like an "end" (End) key on my Mac, and brings me to the end of the document whenever I accidentally hit it. This is driving me nuts. Is there any ...
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Serbian Cyrillic using LuaTeX and XeTeX

This question is directly inspired by Martin Schroder's answer to this question. Namely, I am wondering how would one use LuaTeX or XeTeX to produce Serbian (little bit different than Russian) ...
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Creating keyboard layout diagrams

I want to create cheat sheets similar to this one for vim: http://www.viemu.com/a_vi_vim_graphical_cheat_sheet_tutorial.html For example, I want to create one for Eclipse key bindings. But instead ...
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how to enclose selection in {} using vim-latex keyboard shortcuts

Is there an easy way of wrapping a selected text in {} with a shortcut in the same way you can turn a text into italics by typing `it while selecting a piece of text. I tried `{ but and that works ...
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How can I optimize the keyboard for frequent LaTeX input?

I have started the practice of live-texing my math/physics notes. Although I am not practicising it in a live-lecture, I am doing it for the online lectures I am viewing to get fast and accustomed to ...
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Keyboard Font for LaTeX

I'm currently writing a user guide containing a lot of keyboard shortcuts. I'm looking for a "keyboard" font where single characters or special keys (like tab or backspace) appear like the "real" key ...
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Good keyboard layouts for typing (La)TeX

When typing (La)TeX some keys are used a lot more often then in plain text, especially \, {, }, [, ], $, ^ and _. On most keyboard layouts these keys are rather cumbersome to type. The English QWERTY ...