I can't find the file in it's usual place /Library/Mathematica/FrontEnd/... was it removed?

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    $\begingroup$ In version 7 mine in here: FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory, "SystemFiles", "FrontEnd", "TextResources", "Windows", "KeyEventTranslations.tr"}] // FilePrint I have also made a working copy to the matching path under the $UserBaseDirectory. $\endgroup$
    – Mr.Wizard
    Feb 14, 2013 at 15:50
  • $\begingroup$ I guess that's in OSX right? Probably you should clarify that somewhere. Also, isn't it maybe in the .app bundle? (It's been a while since I used Mathematica under OSX) $\endgroup$
    – sebhofer
    Feb 14, 2013 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ in OS X it is currently in the directory: FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory, "SystemFiles", "FrontEnd", "TextResources", "Macintosh"}] $\endgroup$
    – Conor
    Jul 11, 2017 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ In Ubuntu it is in the directory: FileNameJoin[{$InstallationDirectory, "SystemFiles", "FrontEnd", "TextResources", "X"}] $\endgroup$
    – Conor
    Feb 4, 2018 at 12:03

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You may have copied it to /Library/Mathematica/FrontEnd/ yourself for your previous installation, and forgotten about it, as that is not the default location of this file.

It is found in $InstallationDirectory/SystemFile/FrontEnd/TextResources/name-of-your-os/ both in version 9 and earlier. On OS X the installation directory is the app bundle. To access it in the finder, you need to right click Mathematica.app and choose Show Package Contents.

  • $\begingroup$ Was the edit before or after my comment? Or in other words: Was I really to stupid to read? :) $\endgroup$
    – sebhofer
    Feb 14, 2013 at 19:25
  • $\begingroup$ @sebhofer It was because of your comment. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Feb 14, 2013 at 19:27

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