[texworks] Some remarks
esperanto at swing.be
Sat Nov 1 10:09:30 CET 2008
> Worst of all the acute accent:
> ´ = Alt-Shift-&
> so that É for example is Alt-Shift-& then Shift-e! The most common
> French accents, namely the acute and the grave, are generally only
> used with the letters e for the acute and e, a and u for the grave,
> and were omitted on uppercase letters until recently. So é è ç à ù
> have their own keys, but for the other combinations dead keys are
> required, with Alt-Shift-& for ´ the worst.
Same under Windows, as I said.
But the omission of the accents on capitals (it was even taught at
school not to use them) is only from the beginning of the 20th century
with the mechanical typewriter which didn't have enough room for
accented capitals, so to get them one had to type the capital (E),
backspace, scroll up half a line, type the accent, scroll down half a
line and continue; this was "economically" unacceptable! Now with
computer it is "easy" AltGr+ù.
One could add that the accents did not always exist and the evolved
during time, but this is another story.
>> How about:
>> Ctrl-F Find
>> Ctrl-Shift-F Find Again (was Ctrl-G)
>> Ctrl-R Replace
>> Ctrl-Shift-R Replace Again
>> Ctrl-G Go to Line (was Ctrl-L)
>> Ctrl-L Show Selection (was Ctrl-=)
>> Ctrl-= Show/Hide Output
>> Ctrl-0 Full Screen (was Ctrl-Shift-F)
>> Any thoughts?
> That would disrupt usual shortcuts on the Mac, where in the built-in
> text editors:
> Find Cmd-F
> Find Again Cmd-G
> Replace Does not exist (provided by Find)
> Replace Again Does not exist (provided by Find Again)
> Go to Line Cmd-L
> Show Selection Cmd-E
> and in the build-in previewers:
> Full Screen Cmd-Shift-F
> Go to Page Cmd-Alt-G
Ctrl+G under Windows is often Go to (page, bookmark,...) but that has
changed over the time.
It would be interesting to hear from other OS and other languages.
> By the way, the TeXworks shortcut Cmd-< for Unindent hijacks the
> OS-wide shortcut Cmd-< for "Move focus to next window in active
> application" on the French keyboard (as defined by default in System
> Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts). It's one of
> these odd shortcuts assigned to a physical key (the key immediately on
> the right of the Shift key) instead of a logical key. And the key
> immediately on the right of the Shift key turns out to be < on the
> French keyboard.
Ok for this one (indent - unindent) to free Ctrl+< (Mac equivalent to
Alt+Tab under Windows) one could use
Ctrl+Tab for indent
Ctrl+Shift+Tab for unindent
(under Word/Windows Tab works sometimes as indent first line of paragraph)
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