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Cheat sheets or reference cards for Mathematica

In order to improve my workflow with Mathematica, I'm looking for cheat sheets. The purpose of such reference cards is to be printed and to stay on the desk during the learning of a new programming ...
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Is it possible to maintain user-defined shortcuts in a web-installable package?

There are various posts here on this site about how to add user defined extra keyboard shortcuts for the front end. The problem is how to put them into a better maintable and properly documented ...
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Parenthesize what I have highlighted

I want to highlight a piece of equation, click a button and have that part taken into parentheses.
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Preventing Superscript from being interpreted as Power when using Ctrl+^ shortcut?

I have very strong desire to use superscript as the index of the variable. However, it looks like that the Mathematica automatically recognize the superscript as the power and I got message that my ...
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Keyboard shortcut to evaluate notebook

(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 ...
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Version 10.2, key shortcuts for matching brackets do not work?

Bug introduced in 10.2 System: Linux Once updated to 10.2, my Alt+} and Alt+) do not return a pair of brackets but a single right one, as if Alt is not pressed. Alt+] still works.
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There is a button in the “basic math assistant” which wraps highlighted text in chosen brackets. Is there no keyboard command for this?

This counts as something of a basic question, but one for which I cannot find an answer. I checked the documentation, I checked google, I searched it here, I read a bunch of different things, but ...
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Shorter shorthand for StringJoin[]?

As a minimal working example: myString="some words"; myString=myString<>"more words"; Is there a shorter way to tell Mathematica that I want to "tack on" ...
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hotkey to mark the current cell and make it a text cell

In order to write to a Text cell, you usually just start typing. Then you find out that you are writing in an Input cell. Then you want to convert the current cell to a Text cell. In order to to this ...
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Is there a keybinding for absolute value?

Is there a keyboard shortcut or esc-sequence for typing in the absolute value bars into input cells? I know that if you do, Abs[-4] // TraditionalForm and copy ...
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Any hidden keyboard shortcut for RightTeeArrow?

The Basic Math Assistant palette does not show a keyboard shortcut for RightTeeArrow. Is there some hidden key combination that results in the output? (Just hoping to be able to avoid having to ...
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Create custom shortcut to change font color

Just wondering if I can create a custom shortcut key to change the font color of the notebook text. I've created a custom shortcut (in dkyeventtransactions.tr) to bring up the font color dialog, as ...
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How can I show the inline parameter list with a keybinding while typing a function?

Is there a way to invoke either of these contextual menu buttons that popup when typing? I don't really like to move my hand over to the mouse just to see in what order the parameters are supposed ...
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Shortcut Ctrl+Shift+8

What does the shortcut Ctrl+Shift+8 does in Mathematica (version 10)? On Windows 8.1 it displays a little square: I can write in it, but I don't understand what it does.
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Autocomplete not working with tab key on Mathematica 10.3 Linux

when I want to autocomplete a function I can't use TAB key to expand what I typed in. If I press TAB, it escapes the popup suggestion menu. Autocomplete only works if I press ENTER. Furthermore,once ...
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Help with Control+m shortcut

I am attempting to create a keyboard menu item shortcut using control + m. I have been successful at doing this however, I'm running into problems with this particular shortcut as it works about half ...
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short cut entry in KeyEventTranslations.tr works on V 10.0.2 but does not work in V 10.1

I added 2 useful key shortcuts to my V 10.0.2 KeyEventTranslations.tr to allow adding [[ and ...
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What is the comment shortcut?

I went to a Wolfram Technologies workshop a few weeks ago and the presenter showed us a keyboard shortcut that when a block of input is selected, the shortcut puts the block of selected input in ...
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How can I create a shortcut for a command in Mathematica?

I am using mathematica to write my physics homework, one thing that trouble me is that I need to enter lots of vectors. I usually type the name of the vector, "A" for example, and then hit "[Ctrl] 7" ...
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Is there any way to parenthesize a part of an expression which is already typed, by using a keyboard shortcut or something? [duplicate]

There are times that we need to feel use a keyboard shortcut or any other quick and simple way to parenthesize a part of an expression that is already typed. Is there any way to do that? For ...
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Make fraction with selection in denominator

Using ctrl/ you can make a fraction. If you have selected something it will appear in the numerator. Does there exist a shortcut to make the selected text appear in the denominator instead? If not, ...
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Shorthand to write repetitive test in mathematica

I have the following set of Mathematica statements: ...
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Fraction shortcut not working, giving strange spacing character on german keyboard

So usually when you want to enter a fraction in Mathematica, you can do so by pressing "Ctrl+/". If you are on laptop with a german keyboard however, you will have to press "Ctrl+Shift+/" since you ...
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Ctrl-V doesn't paste, it opens Find and Replace dialog instead

I just installed Mathematica 10 on Windows 7 today. Everything works fine, except the shortcut Ctrl+V doesn't paste, it opens the "Find and Replace" dialog. I tried Ctrl+F, it also opens the "Find and ...
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How to input superscript without using Superscript[x,y]? [duplicate]

Just as the title, how can I input superscript without using Superscript[x,y]? To be more specific, I'm not trying to type Power ...
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Fraction shortcut does not work, KeyEventTranslations.tr gets ignored

The fraction shortcut is not working. Any change in my file KeyEventTranslations.tr in my directory ...
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A problem about generating `[]` automatically

I have using the Wolfram Mathematica for two years.And I know the Mathematica has the operation Alt + ] that can generate []. ...
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Specifying shortcut without modifying KeyEventTranslations.tr

Until recently, I followed the suggestions(e.g., http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7327411/is-there-a-way-around-using-and-for-part-in-mathematica) to introduce some new shortcuts. However, I moved ...
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How can I add shortcut to StyleBox [duplicate]

How can I add shortcut to StyleBox?. We can Ctrl+B to overstrike font. i.e. strong or **strike**. Can I add one new shortcut ...
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Shortcut for Range[]?

I use Range a lot. Is there any syntactic shortcut for it, or do you always have to spell it out?
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Keyboard Shortcut several Keys

I would like to set up a system (or define a keyboard shortcut) so when you type the following sum I have the following print at the current selection. ...
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Getting new symbols into Mathematica

What is the easiest way get new symbols into Mathematica 9? For example I want to be able to write the Symbol \mathfrak{A} that you have in Latex. I know that ...
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How to specify assumptions without typing out functions

So I want to add assumptions in carrying out integration. I know I could use the Integrate function: Integrate[V Exp[-x/a] ,{x,0,10}, Assumptions->a>0] but ...
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How to resolve the conflict of keyboard shortcuts and customize all shortcuts?

The keyboard shortcut ctrl+5 is set for "other script" in previous versions, while now I am using 10.0 and find that this shortcut is also set for "Parallel Kernel Status", and actually the later is ...
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How define shortcuts to specific OptionInspector points?

I often assign label to cells by OptionInspector (SHIFT + CRTL + O) > CellFrame > etc. It would be great to have the possibility to jump directly to CellFrameLabel or, even better, to edit the label ...
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Creating advanced AutoInputReplacement functionality

I have an "advanced" question about InputAutoReplacements. I have been working on creating InputAutoReplacements to make my workflow faster. The InputAliases's are frustrating having to reach up ...
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Using InputAutoReplacements in Text Cell

I have always used inputautoreplacements in Mathematica 9. They worked perfectly in a text cell. Now in Mathematica 10 they don't seem to work anymore. It takes an extra 3 keystrokes to highlight ...
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Why insert menu shortcuts sometime run other actions? [duplicate]

I am new in Mathematica. I am wondering, why insert menu shortcuts, like ctrl + ^, or ctrl + _ sometimes result in another ...
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Shortcut to call recent inputs [closed]

I am familiar with CTRL+Shift+L to call the last input; however, in the case that I want to, for ease-of-comparison, want to print outputs of a command from further in the past and don't remember ...
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Brevity of denoting Conjugate[]

How do I make Conjugate[] expressions have a bar above them instead of Conjugate[ before them, in order to shorted up expressions? I'm looking at something like this screenshot for example:
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Quit Kernel Shortcut [duplicate]

How could I set a Keyboard shortcut for the Quit Kernel -> Local command? I find really disappointing to open the Evaluation menu any time!
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Shortcut to erase the line one writes on, equivalent to Ctrl+k for pico? [duplicate]

Every time I make a mistake (and I mess up quite often, since I'm new here), I loose time having to use the mouse to delete the traces of my mistakes: the blue vertical lines with the following ...
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What is the command for the shortcut _? [duplicate]

I was trying to look up what _? does but I couldn't find anything in the documentation and it's hard to look up symbolic strings because most search engines use these symbols internally.
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Ctrl + Shift + 6 produces some weird symbol instead of power

I'm trying to configure the Ctrl+^ shortcut to produce Superscript instead of Power as described here, but for some reason I ...
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Creating a shortcut for an Equal Symbol Aligned Math Cell

There is a button on the Writing Assistant Pallete that comes with Mathematica which gives you an equal symbol aligned math cell. I am attempting to create a shortcut key to bypass using the palette ...
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Is there a list of function shorthand notations, shortcuts, and other various symbols somewhere? [duplicate]

For example how you can use // to apply some functions like Simplify instead of enclosing the argument in square brackets. Or ...
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Resizing text with keyboard shortcuts in Mathematica 10

In Mathematica 10, it seems that the Alt+= and Alt+- shortcuts affect the entire cell instead of only the selected text. In the following example, I highlighted "line 2" and pressed Alt+= several ...
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How to modify the file “KeyEventTranslations.tr” to use Enter to evaluate the current cell? [duplicate]

I asked the following question before, but I do not think it has been fully answered. By default, we use Shift+Enter to evaluate the current cell, and use Enter to get a new line. Is there a way ...