I like to use TeXworks as a text editor for latex documents. I just have a question with a keyboard shortcut. When I type bite + TAB, I've got the following result :



I'm just wondering why there is a dot at the end. Does anyone has an answer ?

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The bullets added by the autocompletion feature in TeXworks are there for navigational purposes. By hitting Ctrl + Tab the cursor will move to the position of the bullet, and the next bullet will be selected. With Ctrl + Shift + Tab you jump to the previous bullet.

This allows you to quickly jump out the the environment or whatever it is you've added.

  • @Torbjørn_T. Ok, now the next question : is it possible to remove that bullet ?
    – PAC
    Jul 30, 2013 at 10:06
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    @PAC You would have to edit the auto-completion files I guess. On Linux you can find them in ~/.TeXworks/completion (the location of the directory depends on OS, see TeXworks wiki). Through editing these files you can also add custom completions. Jul 30, 2013 at 10:18
  • It's option tab on macOS, for those who are interested. Oct 24, 2018 at 19:22

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