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Remap CTRL+W to a different Key?

Amethyst

Remap CTRL+W to a different Key?

One of our authors was wondering if 

CTRL+w

can be mapped to something else in editor or removed.

 

When trying to select using 

CTRL+E

they are closing the active window.

 

Thanks Bryon

5 REPLIES 5

Re: Remap CTRL+W to a different Key?

map ctrl-w {}

Re: Remap CTRL+W to a different Key?

Thanks Clay, does this need to be put into an acl and in the init folder?

 

Bryon

Re: Remap CTRL+W to a different Key?

If you want it to apply for everyone, then that's probably easiest. If you already have an init.acl startup file, you can just add it to the existing file.

 

If you discover that it doesn't work from init.acl, you may need to move it to a file in editinit instead, so it will load later in the startup process.

 

If someone just wants a quick fix for the current session, they can just type it into the command window.

Re: Remap CTRL+W to a different Key?

Thank you Clay, so to change the key I need to add the new key into the brackets  

map ctrl-w {ctrl-w + T}

Thanks

 

Bryon 

Re: Remap CTRL+W to a different Key?

No, but it depends what you are trying to do.

  • If you want ctrl-w to perform some other operation, then put the desired command into the brackets, e.g. 
    map ctrl-w { response("You pressed ctrl-w!"); }
  • If you want to change the key combination that triggers the window close, then you'll need to define the new key combination and the appropriate command, and also unmap the ctrl-w key to stop it from triggering the command, e.g.
    map ctrl-T { FileClose; }
    map ctrl-w {}
    You can see what command a key combination will trigger by typing
    show fullkeymap
    in the command window.