[texworks] access to Edit menu - problem with Ctrl-e

David J. Perry hospes.primus at verizon.net
Sun Sep 27 18:23:05 CEST 2015

In the version of TeXworks I use, which is provided by MikTeX, none of 
the top-level menus has a shortcut; that is, you can't access File or 
Edit etc. via keyboard. But most of the individual items on the menus do 
have shortcuts.  Edit has Ctrl-Z for undo and so forth.  It doesn't seem 
like users would need to use the mouse to access Edit (or others) very 
often since most sub-items do have keystrokes.

Dick, where does your version of TeXworks come from (TeXLive, MacTeX)?  
Does it not have the sub-item keystrokes I mention?  Or is there a need 
I don't understand?


On 9/27/2015 11:36 AM, Alain Delmotte wrote:
> Hi!
> As far as I know, no keyboards short cuts have been implemented in 
> TeXworks, with 2 exceptions
> - in the search and change sub-menus
> - in the French translation of the interface (at least I did, it 
> perhaps went to one distribution).
> But under Windows, if I am not wrong, you have to enable them. And the 
> first level of menu are called with Alt+...
> Probably, if people (many) ask for it, it could be implemented.
> Le 27/09/2015 11:54, dicknickalls at doctors.org.uk a écrit :
>> re: problem with access to Edit menu
>> I have a recent Texworks (0.4.6)- Apr 2015 - and there seems to be no 
>> way
>> to access the Edit pull-down menu. This is a problem since to get this
>> currently you have to move your hand from the keyboard to the mouse etc,
>> - a bit problem for rsi folks I come across.
>> furthermore, ctrl-e currently often just deletes the line !!!
>> I know "cut" is associated with Ctrl-X, but it would be nice to
>> get to the menu itself (andthe other menus). Kile and jedit both use
>> ctrl-e to access the Edit menue, so it is a sort of standard.
>> could this be implemented in a forthcoming version of texworks??
>> Dick Nickalls

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