[OS X TeX] type regular double-quote in TeXShop?
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Jul 18 15:44:43 CEST 2019
> On Jul 18, 2019, at 8:27 AM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> That’s essentially the solution that Herb Schulz already posted.
>> On 18 Jul2019, at 4:42 AM, Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There are a few ways to handle this.
>> First, an explanation.
>> What is happening when you press the double quote "
>> is that TeXShop auto completion kicks in and types ``'' (around the selected text, if any).
>> That is what you normally want to happen, and I would not want to turn this off (although it can be done by editing the ~/Library/TeXShop/Keyboard/autocompletion.plist file).
>> But what if you want to at some point (perhaps within a verbatim environment where you including programming code, for example) actually want to type the double quote character into your LaTeX source?
>> One option is to type it somewhere else, like TextEdit, and copy it and paste it.
>> A nuisance.
>> Below is the solution I came up with for this exact purpose, and that I have been using successfully for some years now.
>> There is another useful feature of TeXShop: Key Bindings.
>> So I went into
>> Source->Key Bindings->Edit Key Bindings File...
>> and I added a new one. I used Option-" for input and a quote for output.
>> So now all I have to do to get a double quote is to press the same key I would have, except with the Option modifier.
>> The trick is to assign it to something that is easy to remember and that you would not use for a different purpose. Since I would have no use for the æ character that is normally typed with option-quote, that made it ideal.
>> Luís Sequeira
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The only real difference is that my solution uses Macros, which require a Cmd key based shortcut, while Luis' solution uses Key Bindings so can use Alt key based `shortcuts'.
Finally, it is possible to create global keyboard `shortcuts' that will be active in all applications that use Apple's Text Framework. You can download Keybindings.zip from <https://herbs.github.io> for more information.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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