[OS X TeX] customizing menu shortcut keys in TeXShop

Chris Goedde cgoedde at condor.depaul.edu
Wed Jun 8 20:50:08 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

I've had the exact same experience in TeXShop, and a few months ago 
asked the very same question on this list, with no real answer. As far 
as I can tell, this feature is broken in TeXShop. Or perhaps as Herb 
Schulz suggests, the xml in the default plist file is defective.

Chris Goedde

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