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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 to ...
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Automated (lazy) method to make custom (key-input) shortcuts (not menu items) for letter-like symbols? [duplicate]

The Problem: I don't know about you, but every time I am trying to do analytical work in Mma, it is rather difficult/cumbersome for me to type the following, here specifically for ...
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How do I clear all user defined symbols?

Is there some way to do this other than going to Evaluation -> Quit kernel and firing a new one up?
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How do I add new menuitems to menus?

What are some complete examples of what one would include in a FrontEnd init.m that would make use of FrontEnd`AddMenuCommands ...
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What is the complete list of valid FrontEnd Packet types?

In response to my question How can I get the unchanged Box form of an arbitrary expression? John Fultz answered with a method using the hilariously named ...
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Do you really want to quit the kernel? Yes!

When I have entered some bad code and hit shift+enter before thinking about the perils of finite RAM my computer obviously starts suffering. I have found two options that usually lets me recover ...
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Customize keybindings without modifying files in the installation directory

I would like to know if I can modify key bindings without being able to modify the KeyEventTranslations.tr in the installation directory. So maybe putting another one in my home dir and linking ...
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Copy last/second last (etc.) input from history into current cell

I like to use terminals (e.g. gnome-terminal) where you can use the up key to copy the last command into the current input 'field'. For example, to repeat the last ...
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How can I customize my menus without reloading MenuSetup.tr?

I want to edit my menus and know I can do this via MenuSetup.tr but can I do this in real time? Can I do it temporarily? Moreover can I change whether the changes ...
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Can one effectively edit a Front End Resource that is already loaded?

A number of special definitions are loaded from .tr files on Front End initialization and are accessible via FrontEndResource. ...
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Why FrontEnd`KernelExecute doesn't work in KeyEventTranslations.tr?

Which commands can you put in KeyEventTranslations.tr ? There is an extensive list of FrontEndTokens, but what else can you use? Why something like this doesn't ...
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Specifying shortcut without modifying KeyEventTranslations.tr

Until recently, I followed the suggestions(e.g., https://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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What are all the possible menu edits?

Note: I've discovered the menus are more-or-less as customizable as one would like, although it is mildly annoying to do this. Simply write your own Menu ...
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Test whether the selection is a subexpression

I am writing a button that applies some transformation to the current selection, in a spirit similar to the question "Apply a function to the current selection in place". However, I would like to ...
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Fold/unfold all groups at given level via keyboard shortcut

The combination ctrl+' can be used to fold/unfold a selected group. Is there a way to fold/unfold all cells at a given nesting level, and possibly also to fold/...

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