I want to make a shortcut at LyX that if I press it I'll get what the \displaystyle does (in math mode).

e.g.: If I'll press Ctrl+I I'll get an integral...

Is there a way to do this?


You can at least make a shortcut to insert just \displaystyle, if that is OK. Go to Tools --> Preferences --> Editing --> Shortcuts (see Shortcuts for Lemma, Claim, Theorem etc for a screenshot). Click New, and in the Function field write

math-size \displaystyle

Enter whichever shortcut you would like. If the shortcut already exists, LyX will inform you of this, and you have to either choose a new shortcut, or edit the existing command.

  • Thank you!! And I can make a shortcut to insert to math mode at \displaystyle? – heblyx Nov 15 '13 at 23:48
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    @YoavFridman Ctrl + M will enter inline math mode, so you could do Ctrl + M followed by your new shortcut. To make a shortcut that enters inline math mode and inserts \displaystyle, use the function command-sequence math-mode; math-size \displaystyle, but that will not be ideal if you use it when already in math-mode. – Torbjørn T. Nov 15 '13 at 23:54
  • Thank you so much!! You helped me a lot!! LyX is really great software!! – heblyx Nov 16 '13 at 0:03

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