[OS X TeX] Re: MacOSX-TeX Digest #1828 - 08/21/06

S P Suresh spsuresh at cmi.ac.in
Wed Aug 23 08:57:07 CEST 2006


Thanks Herb, for the help. I now have several of the more common  
Emacs-like things working in the TeXShop editor. The write-up on  
Cocoa Text System was also very informative. Thanks to Franck and  
Kino, too, for their helpful suggestions. Sorry for the delayed  
thanks. (I only receive the digests.)

I have a further query. Placing DefaultKeyBindings.dict in ~/Library/ 
KeyBindings affects a whole lot of applications, right!? What if I  
want some key bindings to apply only for selected applications? Is  
this easily achievable!?

I have a suggestion as well. Does it make sense for TeXShop to offer  
some Editor Preferences wherein you are allowed to choose between  
default beahviour, emacs-like behaviour, and vi-like behaviour (I  
have not used many other editors, and cannot think of any!)!? Is it  
easily doable? Will enough users consider it a worthy feature if it  
is implemented!? To me, it looks like it will be quite useful, but I  
am a newbie and do not know if it ``goes with'' the philosophy of Cocoa.

Thanks again for the help. I am learning something new everyday since  
I acquired my Mac, and much of it has been by just reading the mails  
on this list. Kudos to the people who are behind this, and also to  
all the members of the list who keep it vibrant!


S P Suresh
Chennai Mathematical Institute

On 22-Aug-06, at 5:30 AM, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List wrote:

> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] Navigating in the TeXShop editor
> From: "Herbert Schulz" <herbs at wideopenwest.com>
> Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 08:25:02 -0500
> On Aug 21, 2006, at 4:22 AM, S P Suresh wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I have been using TeXShop with satisfaction over the past three
>> months or so, and actually quite like it. (I find it more
>> convenient than Emacs + TeXniscope.) But there are some basic
>> editing tasks that I still haven't learnt. For instance, Ctrl+V
>> takes me down by a page, but how do I go up by a page. PageUp
>> doesn't take the cursor up a page, but only displays the previous
>> page. In general, I have noticed that many of the common things
>> work just as in Emacs (Ctrl+V, Ctrl+K, Ctrl+D, and so on...), but
>> not all of them. For instance, Alt+V doesn't take the cursor up a
>> page, and so on. Any help on this... I am only three months into
>> the Mac, so I might be missing something basic.
>> I couldn't find any documentation for simple navigation in the
>> TeXShop editor, and had to learn things by trying out various
>> things. I have at least two colleagues (an Emacs devotee and a vi
>> devotee) who hesitate to use TeXShop just because they do not want
>> to spend a lot of time learning the editor. Is there any resource I
>> can refer to for resolving my own doubts, and also for convincing
>> my friends that they can switch to TeXShop with benefit for the
>> small price of learning a new editor!? Many thanks in anticipation
>> of your help.
>> Cheers,
>> Suresh
>> S P Suresh
>> Chennai Mathematical Institute
>> India
> Howdy,
> Download KeyBindings.zip for a set of files that binds some of the
> NSTextView commands (including the Alt(Option)-v behavior) as well as
> a few others. There is documentation with it as well as a webloc that
> will get you even more background and information.
> Good Luck,
> Herb Schulz
> (herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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