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Does anybody know how to change the template for "inline math mode"? The default is when you press Ctrl + Shift + M is creates the following $   $ (two dollar signs a three spaces between them an places the cursor in the middle).

I would like to change it to $$ (two dollar signs an no spaces in between and place the cursor in the middle).

Any ideas?

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    If you don't mind compiling the source code of texstudio yourself, you can change the template. When you've downloaded the source with hg clone http://hg.code.sf.net/p/texstudio/hg texstudio-hg, you edit the file uiconfig.xml, search for a line that contains the word mathmode, change in that line $ %| $ to $%|$, then make; make install. Afterwards it's not possible to change the template anymore, as the XML file is "compiled" into a CPP file with the Qt resource compiler and later on compiled and linked into the final executable. – Elmar Zander Jan 30 '17 at 16:51
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I don’t know if it is possible to change the predefined template, but you can add a user macro and assign a shortcut to it. To create the script go to Macros > edit macros (I got only the german version, but it should be named equally):

edit macros

and add a new “normal” script (mine is called “Inlinemathe”):

$%<math%>$

new script

you can replace math by whatever you want it is the text shown, when triggering the script. After creating the new script you must assign a short cut in Preferences > Short cuts > Macros

assign shortcut

You can read more about user macros and scripts in the manual, which is available via the Help menu …

  • Changing the predefined template is currently not possible. – Tim Hoffmann Jul 30 '13 at 17:02
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I used to follow Tobi's method for replacing the inline-math mode, until I found out how I can configure the default mapping. It's very easy actually :)

  1. Go to Options Menu > Tick "Show Advanced Options" at the bottom (inline with OK and Cancel buttons).
  2. In Texstudio Options list on the left, choose Menus.
  3. Go to Math (3rd top-level entry) > Inline math mode.
  4. Replace the command with this (just remove the space on both sides): $%|$

  5. That's it. The %| is used to denote that the cursor will be placed there :)

I am late to the party, but hope it helps someone. Thank you.

  • Hey @Akhilesh, I cannot verify your answer [no longer using that editor], but thanks for contributing :) Welcome to the community! – Arash Oct 3 '18 at 21:20
  • Sure. I should thank you for asking this question rather, since I remember consulting this page when I first had this problem :) – Akhilesh Siddhanti Oct 4 '18 at 14:52
  • @AkhileshSiddhanti: I have been looking for the exactly same thing and Menus would have been most likely the last place I would have looked into for this issue. Thank you for posting this, it works like a charm (of course) :-) +1 from me. – M.G. Oct 22 '18 at 21:00
  • I'm glad it helped you :) – Akhilesh Siddhanti Oct 25 '18 at 9:32

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