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

Henrik Skov Midtiby henrikmidtiby at gmail.com
Mon Sep 28 12:46:27 CEST 2015

Hi Philip

This is a task for a script, which can be assigned custom shortcuts.

For some examples see


On 28 September 2015 at 12:33, Philip Taylor <P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Alain Delmotte wrote:
>> The definition of the hot keys (Ctrl+-) is hard coded but can be
>> modified/overwriten in the file shortcuts.ini in the <resources> folder
>> subfolder\configuration ( C:\Users\<yourname>\TeXworks\configuration for
>> the official distribution under Windows - I don't know where it is for
>> the MikTeX and TeX Live distributions and on other systems)
>> See the manual: A 2 Customising TeXworks - Keyboard shortcuts.
> Would it be possible (do you know) to add a new shortcut such as
> "Ctrl-T" which will surround a highlit stretch of text with paired
> delimiters such as <name> </name> ?  The user should be prompted for
> "name" and TeXworks should add the punctuation automatically.  These
> days my source files are almost invariably XML, and it is rather tedious
> to have to alternate between oXygen (for the XML) and TeXworks (for the
> master/steering file).
> ** Phil.

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