Existing answers given in automating-esc-esc-formatting no longer work in 11.2 on Windows 7 for some reason. At least I could not make them work.
It was suggested to open new question to find a solution specific for 11.2+ for Windows.
I do not know when the above solutions stopped working. May be they stopped working before 11.2.
But I have tried them all under 11.2 on Windows 7. None of them work. After editing the file (as administrator)
C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\11.2\SystemFiles\FrontEnd \TextResources\Windows\KeyEventTranslations.tr
(I made copy of the file first) and putting the code as is posted in the above linked to answers and then starting Mathematica, then Ctrl+] does nothing. I just hear a beep.
I tried both solutions given above. I also tried making copy of the whole tree to
$UserBaseDirectory instead of making the changes in the
C:\ installation folder. It also had no effect.
The keyboard I have is plain standard Logitech keyboard on USB input device. Nothing special. New keyboard and works fine. The OS is Windows 7 home premium.
Since the solutions in the above answer worked before, why do they not work any more? And how to make Ctrl+] and Ctrl+[ work in order to more easily enter