[OS X TeX] text style and key bindings

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Mar 4 14:35:11 CET 2010

On Mar 4, 2010, at 2:43 AM, Reich Ingo wrote:

> Hi,
> I've got a little, but annoying problem: I used to bind "Makros > Text Styles > style > Italic" (i.e.  \textit{#SEL##INS#}) to the key combination alt+cmd+i . Since TexShop, version 2.31, however, this doesn't work properly anymore. The problem seems  to be that in the help menu, the help for packages entry is bound to the same key combination and thus blocks the binding of \textit{} in the macro menu. (When I open the Macro Editor, the key combination alt+cmd+i is still bound to \textit{}.)
> I tried to unbind the help for packages entry by adding the following code to the KeyEquivalents.plist (I tried both, 10 and 11, for the help for packages entry) -- with no success:
> <dict>
> 	<key>9</key>
> 	<dict>
> 		<key>11</key> 
> 		<array>
> 			<string></string>
> 			<false/>
> 			<false/>
> 		</array>
> 	</dict>
> </dict>
> Thanks,
> Ingo


Assuming you're using OS X 10.4 or later, bind the Help->Show Help for Package… (the last three dots is an ellipsis --- Opt-; on a US keyboard) to something else that you don't need, e.g., Shift-Ctl-Opt-Cmd-I, via the System Preferences->Keyboard->Keyboard Shortcuts->Applications Shortcuts (this is the preference pane in OPS X 10.6---I don't remember what it is called in previous version of OS X, probably something in Keyboard & Mouse). Then Opt-Cmd-I will be free to be bound to the Macro. Remove the changes you made to KeyEquivalents.plist.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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