[texworks] Some remarks regarding TeXworks on Mac OS X

Alain Delmotte esperanto at swing.be
Mon Aug 3 08:35:36 CEST 2009

Hi Berend,

I think (hope) that you have the same kind of possibility under Mac then 
Windows for (re-)defining your keyboard short-cuts.
See at my site: http://www.leliseron.org/texworks for the part on 
"shortcuts.ini" and the possible actions.
For example I did redefine Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End to go to beginning and 
end of the preview.

BTW! Under Windows, generally, Ctrl+Y is Repeat/Redo, with TeXworks it 
is Ctrl+Shift+Z; but David report that Ctrl+Y works, it doesn't on my 
Comments please!!


Berend Hasselman a écrit :
> Jonathan Kew wrote
>> >
>> > 2. I would like to change some of the keybindings. For example: Home
>> > ==> goto start of line and End ==> goto end of line.
>> > Some may feel that this is not Mac-like but one can configure Mac OS
>> > X with a DefaultKeyBindings.dict to do just that.
>> > Which is what I have done since I cannot get used to the alternatives.
>> > I have not been able to find anything in the ~/Library/Texworks
>> > folder (I vaguely remember that in Windows there is a file letting
>> > you change keybindings?). Apparently the QT library doesn't honour
>> > my keybindings.
>> Sorry, I don't think there's a way to do this at the moment. The
>> DefaultKeyBindings.dict file you mention is specific to Apple's Cocoa
>> text system, but TeXworks is not using this because of the desire to
>> be portable. I agree it would be nice to provide this possibility in
>> the future.
> I do hope that some sort of configuring will be possible.
> Because if one uses an application on different platforms, it is nice 
> to have identical keys doing identical things
> (Home on window is go to start of line etc.)
> FYI: OpenOffice 3  also has this "problem" with Home and End in Calc: 
> on Linux and Windows Home goes to the start of the current row/block.
> On the Mac it goed to the top of the sheet.
> Berend

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