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While switching back and forth between my beloved terminal and iChat, I suddenly discovered a nice shortcut. In the Terminal, Control-A puts the cursor at the beginning of a line and Control-E at the end. The very same shortcuts works in iChat! Very nice, if you're typing long messages.

Also, Control-T switches the two letters around the insertion mark, if you made a typo. Control-D is forward-delete and Control-H is normal mac-style backward delete. I found that they work in Omniweb too and I think I remember someone saying that it should work in all Cocoa apps.

Anyway, I've found more shortcuts for my poor brain and hope others will find them as useful as I do.

[Editor's note: We've discussed this here before, but it's worth repeating -- All Cocoa apps should support these shortcut keys. For a complete list of the available key bindings, type bindkey in the Terminal. The top of the list are control character bindings, and keys listed with "^[" as a prefix are typed with the ESC key.]
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Switching between windows...
Authored by: jules on Sep 04, '02 11:22:57AM

Cmd-~ just like a bunch of other apps.

Mozilla 1.1 now uses Cmd-~ and Cmd-1 to move forwards and backwards through open browser windows. Doesn't do it with tabbed windows, though.

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"bindkey" is different under different shells
Authored by: huzzam on Sep 04, '02 02:35:25PM

if your default shell is tcsh (default under 10.0-10.1), bindkey works from the terminal. under bash (default under 10.2) it doesn't work. under zsh, you get a different list. just to make sure you get the right list, type:

tcsh [return]
bindkey [return]


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Key bindings.
Authored by: misaka on Sep 04, '02 03:54:32PM

To add to the Editor's note, there's more information about key bindings availabe to all Cocoa apps at this previous hint or at my own webpage dedicated to the subject.

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