[OS X TeX] Cmd < and Cmd >

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu May 26 14:27:04 CEST 2005

Le 26 mai 05 à 14:04, Friedrich Vosberg a écrit :

> What the hell is this? I can not toggle the open Windows bei  
> clicking Cmd > and Cmd <. In previous verions of TeXShop this was  
> the shortcut for ever and ever.
> Why did it changed?

The problem seems to be caused by the localization:

- In the US, the shortcuts are Cmd-` and Cmd-~, which correspond to  
the key on the right of the Shift key in the lower left corner of the  

- However, on the French and German keyboards, and probably on other  
keyboards as well, the same key yields Cmd-< and Cmd->, respectively,  
which are already taken by TeXShop for changing the magnification of  
the preview window. Hence the problem.

Thus it arises because Apple defined the shortcut for toggling  
windows not to specific symbols, but to a specific key, for ease of use.

BTW, in this respect again the localization of OS X is deficient: in  
the Mac Help, of you look at the page about keyboard shorcuts for  
window management, in the French version of the page the window  
toggling shortcuts are still given as Cmd-` and Cmd-~, even though  
they are actually Cmd-< and Cmd->.

Bruno Voisin

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