{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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

69
votes
7answers
7k views

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 ...
47
votes
13answers
8k views

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 ...
17
votes
1answer
10k views

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{} ...
20
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
2k views

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) ...
12
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
12
votes
4answers
781 views

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
4
votes
1answer
313 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
484 views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
467 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
742 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
166 views

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, ...