[texworks] A note on shortcuts and variables

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 12:41:54 CEST 2009

On 2009-04-13 11:06, Alain Delmotte wrote:
>> * Second:
>>   I believe the widely use of ]/[ as a shortcut key is unwise. At
>> least on
>>   Danish win and mac keyboards it is hard to come by (alt-gr + 8/9).
>> This
>>   means that, in theory, you have to click Ctrl+Shift-Alt-gr 8/9 to
>>   (un)indent. In practice it does not work, however.
> yes, this is also a problem for the French keyboard; this is why I
> modified it in the French translation.
> But there where negative comments from Mac users (I think).
> I think to remember that Stefan Löffler did speak one day about an
> "action.txt" file.
> If I remember well, it was possible to define the shortcuts for the
> actions in that file and have it loaded at startup.
> I did find the file in my machine, but not the instructions!!!

Yep. See issue 17
(http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=17) on Google Code.
The actions.txt file you mention was just a file with supplementary
information, with the patch I posted there it's possible to customize
(some) shortcuts through a ini file. More information about it can be
found in my comments to the issue.

So far it didn't make it into the official source code, however
(admittedly it's more of a quick hack than a proper solution). So if you
want to use it you'd have to get the source code, apply the patch, and
build the application yourself, unfortunately.


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