[OS X TeX] customizing menu shortcut keys in TeXShop

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 8 20:31:34 CEST 2005

On Jun 8, 2005, at 1:01 PM, Charles Chapman Pugh wrote:

> Hello.
> In the help files for TeXShop 2.03, there are directions for  
> customizing the menu shortcut keys.  You go the file  
> KeyEquivalents.plist whose location is
> ~/Library/TeXShop/Menus/KeyEquivalents.plist
> and then you modify it, save the result, and that should do it.  An  
> example is given in the KeyEquivalents.plist file, which is indeed  
> located as it should be.  The example is commented out because it  
> is a "crazy redefinition," which among other things removes the  
> keyboard command Apple-W from the close operation in the file menu.
> Well, after trying to emulate the example file, I got no change in  
> the menus or shortcuts, so, as an experiment, I duplicated the  
> crazy part and removed its commenting-out brackets, saved the  
> result, quit TexShop for good measure, started it back up, opened a  
> file, and the menus were unchanged.  Apple-W still closed things up.
> What am I missing?
> Best,  Charles Pugh
> ...


Hmmm... When I try to open that default (original) .plist file in my  
plist editor (PlistEdit Pro - a very nice reliable application that  
does binary as well as text plists) I get an error:

There was an error reading the property list file (The file /Users/ 
herbs/Library/TeXShop/Menus/KeyEquivalents.plist could not be opened  
because an error occurred parsing the file.
XML parser error:
     Encountered unexpected character - on line 56
Old-style plist parser error:
     Malformed data byte group at line 1; invalid hex

So it looks as though there is a problem with the plist xml although  
I don't know what it is.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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