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Re: st: change keyboard mapping in Stata 12 for Mac


From   Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: change keyboard mapping in Stata 12 for Mac
Date   Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:27:53 -0700

Phil
  Thanks for the very detailed answer.  I had done more or less what you suggested, and then did exactly what you suggested. But, unfortunately it doesn't work.  I still get a menu asking me to pick a do-file.   
  Any other suggestions.  I know that one option is to use an external editor, such as Text Wrangler, or Ultra Edit, but I think that is overkill for what should be a simple problem.

Don

On Feb6 2012, at 08:36, Phil Schumm wrote:

> On Feb 5, 2012, at 4:56 PM, Donald Spady wrote:
>> Is it possible to remap the keyboard in Stata12 for Mac.  I use the do-file editor a fair bit and it is mapped a bit like Wordstar (for those of you old enough to remember Wordstar, it had amongst the best mapping for a keyboard around; NO dependence on any mouse, just your fingers). 
>> I think the Mac editor probably takes the default from the key-mappings set up in my Apple preferences, but I don't know.
>> 
>> THE PROBLEM IS that one key mapping does not work.  If I press Ctrl-D, the menu pops up to allow me to pick a do-file. I do not want this.  I want the cursor to move over to the right one character.  Is it possible to configure Stata to do that, and to pick some other key-combination to open the menu that lists my do-files?
> 
> 
> You may change the mapping of the menu command File -> Do via System Preferences.  Specifically:
> 
>    1) System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts
>    2) Click on Application Shortcuts
>    3) Add a new shortcut for Stata:
>        a) Application -> Other -> Select StataSE.app (or equivalent)
>        b) Menu Title: "Do..."
>        c) Finally, specify the keyboard shortcut you want
> 
> Now, according to the standard Cocoa text system, ctrl-D is bound to forward delete rather than move right.  If you want to change this, you simply add the following to ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict (create the file if it doesn't already exist):
> 
>    {
>        "^d" = "moveRight:";
>    }
> 
> This will change the default for all applications that use the Cocoa text system.
> 
> 
> -- Phil
> 
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