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(If this is entirely trivial, although I couldn't find an answer as much as I searched the archives, I will delete the question.)

How could I add a keyboard shortcut to evaluate the entire notebook instead of going to Evaluation -> Evaluate Notebook again and again ?

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I would post in answer, but I haven't tried it. Check out [customizing Mathematica shortcuts] (…) with the token EvaluateNotebook similar to the EvaluatorQuit demonstrated – Timothy Wofford Sep 29 '13 at 14:48
Thanks; I added it (EvaluateNotebook), but it enters an infinite loop. Also there are a couple of links in answer, that are no longer available. – Zet Sep 29 '13 at 15:02
How about Command-A followed by enter? – bill s Sep 30 '13 at 3:21
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Presonally I would use what bill_s suggested, Ctrl+A followed by Shift+Enter.

But if you want to have one shortcut you can use what Timothy linked. Just add this line to the file:

 Item[KeyEvent["h", Modifiers -> {Control}], 
      FrontEndExecute[FrontEndToken[SelectedNotebook[ ], "EvaluateNotebook"]]]  

it works for me.

Your infinite loop probably showed while testing on the notebook. Well, if you want to evaluate notebook and the last line is


then it will definitelly result in such loop.

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For OSX you can do the following.

  1. Select Mathematica.
  2. Click on "Mathematica" menu then "Services -> Services Preferences..."
  3. Select "Shortcuts" tab.
  4. In the left side select "App Shortcuts".
  5. Click the + button.
  6. Fill out the following.

    enter image description here

  7. Click add after you have set your short cut key and you are good to go.

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I use Alt+v+o, or Alt, then v, then o (they don't have to be entered at the same time, just in succession). That's the same as Evaluation > Evaluate Notebook

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+1 note the "evaluate notebook" menu item was curiously missing in some versions, glad to see it back. – george2079 May 29 '14 at 15:46
In what versions does this work? It seems that here it doesn't (Mac OSX, Mathematica 9.0.1). Thanks! – Zet May 29 '14 at 17:05
I use Windows 7 and MMA 9. Have you tried it with the Command/Control/Option key? Also, you don't have to hit all the keys at once; I usually hit "Alt" lift finger "v" lift finger "o". – seismatica May 30 '14 at 2:49
(+1) How did you know this? I couldn't find it in the documentation! :) – H. R. Mar 1 at 21:51

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