Documentation Center

  • Trial Software
  • Product Updates

Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Using shortcut keys for your platform, you can access many of the desktop menu items. These shortcut keys are sometimes called accelerators or hot keys. For example, use the Ctrl+X shortcut to perform a cut on Microsoft® Windows® platforms. Many of the menu items show the shortcuts. Additional standard shortcuts for your platform usually work, but only one is listed with each menu item.

Instructions in the documentation specify shortcuts using the key convention for Windows platforms, Ctrl+. With key bindings for Apple Macintosh platforms selected, use the Command key instead of the Ctrl key. On the Macintosh platform, to make full use of all keyboard shortcuts, you might need to enable full keyboard access. To access this option, select Apple menu>System Preferences, and click Keyboard & Mouse. Click Keyboard Shortcuts, and select Turn full keyboard access on or off.

In addition to common shortcuts, MuPAD® provides special shortcuts to navigate within matched delimiters (parenthesis, brackets, braces).

On Microsoft Windows and Linux® platforms:

  • The Ctrl+Alt+Shift+RIGHT (the right arrow key) shortcut moves the cursor to the closing (right) delimiter.

  • The Ctrl+Alt+Shift+LEFT (the left arrow key) shortcut moves the cursor to the opening (left) delimiter.

On Apple Macintosh platforms:

  • The Ctrl+Alt+RIGHT (the right arrow key) shortcut moves the cursor to the closing (right) delimiter.

  • The Ctrl+Alt+LEFT (the left arrow key) shortcut moves the cursor to the opening (left) delimiter.

For the pair of mismatched delimiters, you can correct the closing delimiter. To replace the closing delimiter with the one that matches the opening delimiter, place the cursor to the right of the closing delimiter and press the Tab key.

Was this topic helpful?