LyX shortcuts

Daniel xracoonx at
Thu Nov 5 08:05:55 UTC 2020

On 2020-11-03 18:23, Wolfgang Engelmann 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.
> Wolfgang

Is Help > Shortcuts doing what you are after?


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