I'm trying to find the name of the function : Insert -> formatting -> Page Break

So i can set it as a shortcut from preferences ->Editing->shortcuts->new. But in order to do that i need the function name, and i can't seem to find it online.

Anyone knows?

  • \newpage. is that what youre looking for?
    – Seamus
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 10:38
  • Nope. When you try to make a new shortcut it's asks for the function name. I tried 'newpage' and '\newpage' both were invalid names
    – oopsi
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 10:41
  • Have you tried \clearpage? Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 10:50
  • Not working as well.
    – oopsi
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 10:59
  • So, you are trying to get a keyboard shortcut for a TeX macro, is that right? LyX is telling you that \newpage and \clearpage are invalid names?
    – Seamus
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 11:08

1 Answer 1


Go to the menubar and press

Tools | Preferences | Editing | Shortcuts

In the window that has popped up, enter newpage in the field called Show key-binding containing. In the window below, you will see a function called


Highlight this and press Modify. In the window that pops up, you can enter your favorite shortcut (I have used Alt+Shift+N).

Press Apply first and then Save, and you should be done.

Works for me under Linux with LyX 2.0.4.

  • Great Thanks! Any chance you know the function name for : vertical space?
    – oopsi
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 12:58
  • Sorry I don't but maybe this could give you some ideas
    – vaettchen
    Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 15:49

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