I wished to re-define the control keys for directly change Alt+A 1 (selection chapter) towards Alt+1. So the control-key-file was not chosen. I've search for the correct control key, deleted it and gave the new control key for Alt+1. After saving the settings the program came up with the problem "Fehler beim Lesen der Konfigurationsdatei ert. Bitte prüfen Sie Ihre Installation."

Lyx error: Could not find bind file: ertWarning I tried to solve my problem by renaming the document after closing the software but it was not successful.

So I came up with the idea that the file is actually not loaded. By chosing one of the files I was able to close the error notification when I want to open the general settings of Lyx.

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Now I want to redefine Alt+1 for chapter Alt+2 for section Alt+3 ...

How can I find this keys Do I have to chose one file e.g. cyrkeys.bind or some other file?


You don't have to change any file directly. Just go to Tools > Preferences > Editing > Shortcuts

Then search for the shortcut and click on "Modify". Then "Delete Key", then click on the empty box and do a "Alt 3".

If you do that and you get an error, this sounds like a bug in LyX. Can you please send an email to lyx-users@lists.lyx.org? There are some German users that might be able to reproduce the bug. I cannot. I'm thinking it might depend on the keyboard layout.

  • I like to use the shortcut to change towards standard with "layout standard" and shortcut "Alt+A S". How can I do this? I found no information in the LyX manual. If I select a word press Alt, hold it, press A, hold it and press S nothing happens. If I select a word press Alt, hold it, press A, release A for a short time and press S nothing happens too. Is there a way to access this shortcut "Alt+A S"?
    – laminin
    Oct 13 '14 at 19:53
  • @laminin I'm not sure what's going on. For me it works fine if I follow the procedure I described above. Instead of "Alt 3" I press "Alt A" then I release then I press "S". Then the shortcut is set. Maybe a difference in operating systems? I'm using Ubuntu.
    – scottkosty
    Oct 13 '14 at 21:23
  • If I press "Alt A" then I release and then press "S" nothing happens. I guess the operating system is the reason, because I'm using Windows.
    – laminin
    Oct 14 '14 at 8:21
  • @laminin I see, so the Alt A shows up, and then when you press another button it does not change anything in the box that has "Alt A"? This is a bug. It might be a bug in Qt so I'm not sure there's something we can do about it, but please file a report at lyx.org/trac
    – scottkosty
    Oct 14 '14 at 15:45

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