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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 (* comment *) brackets. I've forgotten what the shortcut is though. Does anyone know what it is?

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The short-cut keys for various actions can usually be found directly in the menu. Here on OS X you see the +/ at the right side under Un/Comment Selection:

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As pointed out in the comments for various systems the short-cuts to comment a selection are

Mac OS X

  • +/

Windows

  • Alt+/
  • Right click + u which uses the context menu short-cut

Linux

  • Alt+/
  • Alt+Shift+7 on a German keyboard
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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately on a german keyboard it's impossible to get [Alt]+[/]. It behaves like [Alt]+[7] and you'll change the style to "Text". But somewhere on SE there is a solution for mapping the commands to other keys. $\endgroup$ – Phab Oct 23 '14 at 9:17
  • $\begingroup$ @Phab: can you tell where on SE I can find this? $\endgroup$ – riddleculous Feb 24 '17 at 11:09
  • $\begingroup$ @riddleculous Have a look at these SE topics: Link1, Link2 and Link3. With this information I changed a lot of my shortcuts. $\endgroup$ – Phab Feb 28 '17 at 7:03
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    $\begingroup$ @Phab: Why not simply use [Alt]+[Shift]+[/]. For me it works even with the German keyboard layout. $\endgroup$ – Display Name Feb 8 '18 at 12:14
  • $\begingroup$ @DisplayName Didn't work back in 2014 ;) $\endgroup$ – Phab Mar 16 '18 at 9:27

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