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{keyboard} is about creating or modifying keyboard shortcuts for an editor or other GUI. Usually questions with this tag will also have one for the editor in question.

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Exit maths mode quickly on TexStudio

I recently created a macro on TexStudio to create a mathematical environment. Very simply, the script for this macro is $%|$ and this command is triggered when I write "mk". The problem is ...
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Pressing "^" changes keyboard controls in Overleaf's LaTeX code editor

In some cases when I press "^" and spacebar afterward, my keyboard seems to change its controls. I cannot press tab to autocomplete commands anymore, I cannot delete blank lines and pressing ...
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Keyboard app for iOS optimized for latex?

I’m looking for a keyboard I can install for the touchscreen on iOS which is well-suited for typing latex. For example, the backslash and dollar signs should be more easily accessible than on a ...
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Do you break typing conventions when typing LaTeX?

Sorry if this isn't relevant, I thought this might be a good place to ask about this. I am trying to improve my typing (specifically in the numbers row) so that I can type LaTeX faster, but I am ...
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TexShop does not accept the keyboard global configuration

I have a question, perhaps for Unix/MacOS connoisseurs, or maybe rather for TeX users. This is my problem: I work with LaTeX almost daily in several languages, mainly English, but also and frequently ...
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Ctrl-T compiles, but no longer resumes/cancels on error (TeXworks version 0.6.7 / MiKTeX 22.8.28)

(I'm using MiKTeX, but the issue is in the TeXworks user interface.) Simply put, Ctrl-T builds the document, and until recently it would also cancel the build if you hit it when an error occurred. ...
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Multiple Text Cursors in TexStudio

I use TexStudio, and when I type there are multiple text cursors. Only one of them flashes, which is the actual one (i.e. the one where symbols appear when I type). But if I click somewhere else ...
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Problem with custom mapped keys

I don't know if this belongs here but I am thoroughly confused on what's wrong and would really appreciate some help. I have a Razer huntsman mini, this is a 60% percent keyboard, so I have remapped 3 ...
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Keyboard shortcuts doesn't work anymore in Overleaf

I accidentally pressed combination of keys on my keyboard which I don't know what it was. Now, some keyboard hotkeys don't work anymore and the writing cursor doesn't match the "insert" mode....
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Is there more documentation for tpx describing keyboard commands?

I am new to TpX, the GUI image editor for Latex. I am experimenting with Bezier curves. I found that one can "drop" the curve by pressing double-click. I have not been able to find this fact ...
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I can't type anything with FreeMonoTengwar font

I've successfully installed the FreeMonoTengwar font and the keyboard layout, and it works perfectly on simple programs such as Notepad: but for some reason when I follow the steps given in this ...
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New keyboard shortcut in TeXStudio

You probably know that if you highlight text with cursor, and push Ctrl+B, you can get \textbf{highlighted text} instead of what was before: highlighted text I would like to create a keyboard ...
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Is there a Texstudio keyboard shortcut for moving to new paragraph (up and down)?

I'm on a Mac and wondering if there is a Texstudio keyboard shortcut that can move the cursor up/down to a new paragraph, starting at the beginning of the paragraph. Supposedly option + up/down arrow ...
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Accordion Keyboard layout with TikZ

I am trying to draw accordion keyboard layout with Tikz To have results like this with modified variable, Could someone helps me to create something similar with Tikz ? Does anyone have any code ...
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special characters and compose key in Kile

I've been using Kile (with various Ubuntu distributions) for ages without any problem to write my maths papers. Now, for some reason I was recently forced to upgrade my system to Ubuntu 20.04, and ...
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TeXMaker keybindings: accept code suggestion with `TAB`, but not `ENTER`?

I have looked around and did not see a question about this. TeXMaker has a feature where it gives code suggestions. For example when you type \fra, it suggests \frac{•}{•} I use this feature with the ...
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Enter cyrillic letters on German keybord

I am writing a lecture text which has some short cyrillic parts. So far, I am only able to enter cyrillic letters in my *.tex file when I copy and paste them from another document (like MSWord). How ...
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How to add a keyboard shortcut for AMS multi-line environment in LyX

I use the AMS multi-line environment a lot for homework, and I would like it to replace the regular math environment. I use LyX, 3.2.2. How can I do this? Thank you very much!
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Hand position for typing in Latex [closed]

As most of the users here, I spend a considerably amount of my daily time typing in LaTeX. I think that the typing position of the hands, at least for the US layout, should be different from the one ...
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Backslash shortcut

I'm using a portuguese language layout in a US keyboard (I bought my laptop there) and because of this I've lost the backslash key. Is there a way to create a new shortcut for backslash using another ...
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href keyboard shortcut

I am using the href package within a beamer presentation to run a videofile in VLC player. Instead of having some "clickable item" in the pdf (a button, image, or text), I would like to run the video (...
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Remapping the up/down arrow keys in TexStudio so that I can move up and down within the auto-completion suggestion box

I created shortcuts in TexStudio for the arrow keys (Ctrl+J, Ctrl+L, Ctrl+I, Ctrl+K for Left, Right, Up, Down) so that I can keep my fingers on the homerow keys, rather than moving them to the bottom-...
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How to find and change keyboard shortcuts effectively in TeXStudio

This question is based on a misunderstanding due to a bug in TeXStudio: There should be a warning when you use a key-combination that has already been used. However, this warning may be absent when ...
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Mac OS Sierra pref shortcuts not working in texshop

I have set some text shortcuts in Mac OS. I am not talking about the autocompletion file specific to texshop (which works fine), but about something you can set in Mac OS prefs>keybord>text and can be ...
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custom shortcuts don't work

I have defined custom shortcuts to emulate Emacs navigation. The effect is that the default keybindings are disabled now (e.g. arrow up), but the new bindings do not work (e.g. ctrl-p). I can't figure ...
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Lyx - unable to find bind file for keyboard shortcuts

After adding a custom shortcut, Lyx complains that it can't find the .bind file, and also a bunch of keyboard shortcuts (such as adding sections) are missing. I checked and there's a bunch of keyboard ...
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Shortcut to wrap text with latex macro (macOS, systemwide)

I'm looking for a way to create systemwide shortcuts on macOS to wrap selected text with some LaTeX macro (like {}, or \emph{}, but especially I'm interested in some creating some custom ones). I ...
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Entering Russian characters from an English keyboard

Is it somehow possible to enter the Russian word "Привет" (say) into a LaTeX document right from a standard English keyboard -- so that the document could then be correctly compiled? If not, what ...
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Multiple Cursors in TeXShop

Is there any way to get multiple cursors in TeXShop? This can make doing repetitive edits much easier. I am referring to a way to get more than one cursor in the text, with every key pressed applying ...
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Lyx : Set cursor between {} in math-macro

I'm using LyX, and I've set quite a few custom macros which contain arguments. For example for a 3x3 matrix I use \Mthree{...} where the ... stands for the 9 arguments for each matrix element. But in ...
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Dead keys and TeXShop Key Bindings

I have tried to create a shortcut for accented characters: á, é, í, ó, ú, in order to be replaced in the source code by: \'a, \'e, \'i, \'o, \'u, for this I have modified the autocompletion.plist file ...
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Lyx Current Date Keyboard Shortcut

I'm trying to create a keyboard shortcut to add date to my class notes in Lyx so that they are organized better. I want the shortcut to add the notes on the left. That is, I just want to add the ...
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Texshop: Jump back to the editor after compiling

I was wondering if there is a shortcut to jump back to the editor after compiling. I am using Texshop and after I use Cmd+T to compile the pdf file, the cursor will focus on the pdf file instead of ...
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LyX | Replaced Typed Symbol with Macro

In LyX, I've defined the following Macro: (it's with \stackrelthree) My question is: is it possible to press on the = button on my keyboard, and replace the input to LyX to the macro, instead of the ...
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In Lyx, how can I type special characters in ERT boxes?

I have a Czech keyboard and cannot type čšžěů characters in ERT boxes. How can I make it possible to do so? The way I currently work around this issue is by copying čšžěů into ERT boxes and removing ...
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Lyx keyboard shortcut for \underline in math-mode?

In math-mode, Alt + M + Underscore (where underscore is Shift minus in US keyboard layout), produces the LaTex \underbar{}, which is textual. I want instead \underline. Is there a keyboard shortcut ...
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Quotation Marks: " vs. ''

The quotes in the title are different: the first is one character, and the second is composed of two characters. On a Windows machine, depending on the program I'm using, pressing 'shift + quotation ...
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key binding in LyX for c=entering matm mode and copying previous equation

Is there any specific way in LyX of binding a key to the following operation: a) go into math mode b) copy the immediately preceding piece of math, eg the last equation at the current point of the ...
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Select entire section in Texstudio

I am using Texstudio 2.11.0 on Arch-Linux machine. I want to know if there are any keyboard shortcut keys to 1) select entire sections/subsections? 2) jump to next section/subsection? I could not ...
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TeXstudio: Is there a way to keep my custom macros and shortcuts in a separate file?

I've created some macros and corresponding shortcuts; found them in my texstudio.ini file (Macros and keysetting keys), buried deep among lots of predefined stuff. Is there a way to 'modularize' it a ...
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Reusing custom Lyx .bind file on Linux

I have been using a custom .bind file for keyboard shortcuts with Lyx 2.1 on Windows. I recently installed Lyx 2.1.4 on Ubuntu and I would like to reuse this .bind file. I placed this file at /usr/...
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Is there a TeXShop Macro to make selected typeset text a certain color?

Suppose I have the following code snippet in my *.tex document (src ;-) ): Dolorem ipsum color sit amet. I'd love to be able to select part of that text (e.g. color), do something quick and ...
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lyx keyboard shortcut for writing a certain word or sentence

Is there a way to define a shortcut for writing a word. I am tired of writing Ti-6Al-4V all the time in my thesis so I want to define a keyboard shortcut like Shift+t+i and Ti-6Al-4V will be written (...
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TexStudio doesn't recognize " [ " key

I started using TeXstudio and it seems it doesn't recognize the "[" key on my keyboard. I have a Croatian keybard layout, so "[" sign is AltGr+F. Strange thing is that it recognizes all the other ...
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Lyx subsection shortcuts disabled

I am using Lyx 2.1.4 on a Windows System. When i need to create a subsection/pragrah i used the standard shortcuts Alt+A 1-5. For some reason the shortcuts are now disabled (which lyx tells me down ...
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Shortcut for deleting a line in texmaker

I could do triple-click on a line and then cmd + X but is there a simpler solution? Like in Notepad++ Ctrl + L?
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How to make use of selected text using LyX commands and command sequences?

I tried assigning two different shortcuts to inserting powers of ten: command-sequence math-insert 10^{ }; up; math-insert 10^{ } However, if I select some text and then use one of the shortcuts, ...
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Texmaker: Shortcuts for new auto-complete commands

so I've added new autocomplete options for commands like \frac{@}{@}@ so that there is a placeholder after the function, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to now get a short-cut like Ctrl+...
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TexStudio User defined keyboard shortcuts (with highlight arguments)

I use TexStudio and I want to make a keyboard shortcut that inserts \textrm{param} when I press it where param is a parameter to be filled in (similar to how \frac has the num and den parameters). Is ...
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Redefine smart key mappings in vim's Latex-suite plugin

When using the Latex-suite plugin in vim, typing ... expands to either \ldots or \cdots (see section 3.9 Smart Key Mappings of the latex-suite manual). I am using a lot the amsmath package that ...
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