LyX shortcuts

V K sovhist at
Tue Nov 3 17:49:38 UTC 2020

On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 7:23:52 PM GMT+2, Wolfgang Engelmann <engelmann at> wrote: 

Am 03.11.20 um 16:08 schrieb Daniel:
> On 2020-11-03 15:00, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
>> Am 03.11.20 um 12:53 schrieb Daniel:
>>> On 2020-11-02 08:52, Wolfgang Engelmann wrote:
>>>> I remember that in earlier LyX versions the shortcuts were indicated 
>>>> somewhere and I was thus reminded how to use them. How do I get this 
>>>> back? There is the LyX shortcut help file, I know. But it would help 
>>>> to have them faster visible.
>>>> Thanks, Wolfgang
>>> Dear Wolfgang,
>>> I am not sure to which "somewhere" you refer. In LyX, I see the 
>>> shortcuts indicated on menu entries that have shortcuts and all 
>>> shortcuts are listed under Preferences > Editing > Shortcuts.
>>> Best, Daniel
>> Thanks, Daniel
>> under shortcuts I have
>> bindfile cua
>> show key bindings and everything else is empty.
>> The same, if I open various help files.
>> Could somebody send me an example, if he/she has shortcuts listed in it?
>> Wolfgang
> Attached is my cua.bind file. You can normally find it in your Library 
> directory (path to which can be found under Help > About LyX). If it is 
> not there, then I expect something is wrong with your installation. If 
> it is there, maybe it is overridden by another cua.bind file in your 
> User directory (path in About LyX)?
> Daniel
Thanks, Daniel and Paul. I wasn't brave enough to click on the > 's
which shows a huge number of shortcuts. So my lyx seems to be ok.
My question is, whether there is a selection of some of the most useful 
shortcuts, and whether (and how) they are displayed in my lyx document.


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