# how can I bind "Control"+"Return" to "Evaluate Notebook"

## Attempt1

I tried by modifying KeyEventTranslations.tr and restarting my computer. To no avail :(

 (* Evaluation *)
Item[KeyEvent["Enter"], "EvaluateCells"],
Item[KeyEvent["Return", Modifiers -> {Shift}], "HandleShiftReturn"],
Item[KeyEvent["KP_Enter"], "EvaluateCells"],
Item[KeyEvent["KP_Enter", Modifiers -> {Shift}], "EvaluateNextCell"],
Item[KeyEvent["Enter", Modifiers -> {Shift}], "EvaluateNextCell"],


Item[KeyEvent["Return", Modifiers -> {Control}], Evaluate[All]],

Item[KeyEvent["Return", Modifiers -> {Option}], "SimilarCellBelow"],
Item[KeyEvent[".", Modifiers->{Command, Option}], FrontEndEvaluatorInterrupt[Automatic]],
Item[KeyEvent["Escape"], "ShortNameDelimiter"],


## Attempt2

I also tried adding a shortcut for the menu command "Evaluate Notebook" using OS X

System Preference > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts

I notice that other keyboard shortcuts work for this command. But CTRL + RETURN seems to be bound to something else!

• There does seem to be something special about that shortcut - I can easily bind, for example, <kbd>Shift</kbd>-<kbd>Cmd</kbd>-<kbd>Space</kbd>` to "Evaluate Notebook" using the second method – Jason B. Jul 11 '17 at 15:32
• KeyEventTranslations.tr already has a binding for Ctrl+Return. Also, MenuSetup.tr has a binding for Ctrl+Return. I think you need to remove both of these first. – Carl Woll Jul 11 '17 at 15:50