Before R2009b, it was only possible to customize Editor and Command Window keyboard shortcuts, choosing from Windows, MATLAB® standard/Emacs, and Macintosh sets. In R2009b, the MATLAB® desktop has configurable keyboard shortcuts, and the default values were changed to improve consistency across the desktop.
These files represent the default keyboard shortcut configurations in R2009a. These sets shipped as alternate keyboard shortcuts sets in R2009b, though only on the platform for which they were the default.
The following is a description of the three sets.
"Pre2009bWindowsDefaults.xml" represents MATLAB standard/Emacs shortcuts in the Command Window and Windows shortcuts in the Editor. Note though that the Command Window set is also augmented with some standard Windows shortcuts.
"Pre2009bUnixDefaults.xml" represents MATLAB standard/Emacs shortcuts in the Command Window and Emacs shortcuts in the Editor.
"Pre2009bMacDefaults.xml" represents MATLAB standard/Emacs shortcuts in the Command Window and Macintosh shortcuts in the Editor. Note though that the Command Window set is also augmented with some standard Macintosh shortcuts.
To use these files in R2009b and future releases, unzip them and then load the desired XML file via MATLAB's Keyboard Shortcuts preference panel, selecting "Browse..." from the "Active settings" dropdown list. MATLAB will then read in the XML file contents and add the keyboard shortcut set to the dropdown list.
Note that these files will not continue to evolve as the MATLAB Desktop changes. For instance, if a new keyboard shortcut is introduced for a desktop action in a future release, you will not see this assignment because these keyboard shortcut sets explicitly list all the R2009a shortcuts only.
The ten other sets representing the non-default configurations of the Editor and Command Window can be downloaded from the entry entitled "MATLAB Desktop R2009a Non-Default Keyboard Shortcut sets".
Christina Roberts (2023). MATLAB Desktop R2009a Default Keyboard Shortcut sets (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/25119-matlab-desktop-r2009a-default-keyboard-shortcut-sets), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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