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Help/Insert key behavior on Mac OS X

Postby thatcr on Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:10 pm


I think the OS X keyboard handling may be doing something odd with the 'Help' key - on Windows we can use the following to get CUA keystrokes for cut/copy/paste

{ "keys": ["shift+delete"], "command": "cut" },
{ "keys": ["ctrl+insert"], "command": "copy" },
{ "keys": ["shift+insert"], "command": "paste" }

The insert key is mapped to 'Help' on OS X, however this does't appear to be picked up by Sublime.

ctrl+help can be made to work by changing the default KeyBindings.dict, however Shift+help seems to be overridden by the application and can't be reassigned anywhere.

I noticed that pressing 'help' on it's own in Sublime turns the cursor to a ?, so perhaps it is getting some special handling.

These keystrokes work fine in emacs, and in Sublime/Windows under vmware.

Bit of a problem for those of us who are left handed - we use these keystrokes whilst keeping one hand on the mouse.

Is there a sublime key-code for 'help' that I'm missing? Or is this something more fundamental.
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