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wiseowl
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Can I change the space bar behaviour in LyX math mode?

Postby wiseowl » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:02 pm

When typing an equation in LyX math mode, pressing the space bar will sometimes exit the equation. This is annoying because I will often press it by accident. Sometimes I am typing fast and I immediately press backspace, which deletes my entire equation.

So my questions are:

    1. Is there a way to disable this space bar behaviour in LyX 2.2.1?

    2. Is there a way for the backspace key to delete the last symbol/element in the equation instead of the entire equation?

I have looked in "Preferences" but didn't find any relevant options. Perhaps there is an under-the-hood solution...?

(cross-posted at tex.SE but received no answer: http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/328581)
Last edited by wiseowl on Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Postby wiseowl » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:10 am

EDIT: it looks like someone has tried something similar:
http://www.math.ucdenver.edu/~hartkes/c ... yx/lyx.php. Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble making heads or tails out of it.


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Postby wiseowl » Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:21 pm

My apologies. I did include the link to TeX.SE here but I forgot to link to here on TeX.SE. This has been updated.

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Postby scottkosty » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:41 am

wiseowl wrote:My apologies. I did include the link to TeX.SE here but I forgot to link to here on TeX.SE. This has been updated.


No problem, thanks for understanding and for updating the link to here.

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Postby scottkosty » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:08 am

If you are interested in compiling, a patch that implements the behavior you want for the space bar is posted at http://latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=29077


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