In typing up my work I frequently use the same mathematical expressions, for example \leq \epsilon. In Lyx I must type it this way and then invoke the math function; or else select the symbols from the math toolbar. It would save me a lot of time to have a keyboard shortcut for this combination and several others.
I looked at tools-preferences-edit-shortcuts hoping I could create my own shortcuts. I find I have the cua bind file. That seems to offer shortcuts for the Greek letters, but I can't get them to work. For example it lists math-insert \alpha as Alt+M G A but no matter how I try it, that doesn't insert anything into my document.
Can anyone tell me how to create shortcuts for some of my common multi-symbol uses?