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 1<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"><title>Chapter 1. Conventions</title><meta name="generator" content="DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.73.2"><link rel="start" href="index.html" title="jEdit 4.3 User's Guide"><link rel="up" href="using-jedit-part.html" title="Part I. Using jEdit"><link rel="prev" href="using-jedit-part.html" title="Part I. Using jEdit"><link rel="next" href="starting.html" title="Chapter 2. Starting jEdit"></head><body bgcolor="white" text="black" link="#0000FF" vlink="#840084" alink="#0000FF"><div class="navheader"><table width="100%" summary="Navigation header"><tr><th colspan="3" align="center">Chapter 1. Conventions</th></tr><tr><td width="20%" align="left"><a accesskey="p" href="using-jedit-part.html">Prev</a> </td><th width="60%" align="center">Part I. Using jEdit</th><td width="20%" align="right"> <a accesskey="n" href="starting.html">Next</a></td></tr></table><hr></div><div class="chapter" lang="en"><div class="titlepage"><div><div><h2 class="title"><a name="conventions"></a>Chapter 1. Conventions</h2></div></div></div><p>Several conventions are used throughout jEdit's user interface and
 2    this manual. They will be described here. Macintosh users should note how
 3    their modifier keys map to the terms used in the manual.</p><div class="informaltable"><table border="1"><colgroup><col><col></colgroup><tbody><tr><td><span class="guimenu"><strong>View</strong></span>&gt;<span class="guisubmenu"><strong>Scrolling</strong></span>&gt;<span class="guimenuitem"><strong>Scroll
 4                    to Current Line</strong></span></td><td>The <span class="guimenuitem"><strong>Scroll to Current Line</strong></span>
 5                    command contained in the <span class="guisubmenu"><strong>Scrolling</strong></span>
 6                    submenu of the <span class="guimenu"><strong>View</strong></span> menu.</td></tr><tr><td><span class="guimenu"><strong>Edit</strong></span>&gt;<span class="guimenuitem"><strong>Go to
 7                    Line...</strong></span></td><td>Menu items that end with ellipsis (...) display
 8                    dialog boxes.</td></tr><tr><td><code class="keycap">C</code></td><td>The primary modifier key in jEdit. On MacOS X, this
 9                    is actually the key known as &#8220;<span class="quote">Command</span>&#8221;. On most
10                    other keyboards, this key is labelled
11                    &#8220;<span class="quote">Control</span>&#8221;.</td></tr><tr><td><code class="keycap">A</code></td><td>The secondary modifier key in jEdit. On MacOS X, this
12                    is actually the key labelled &#8220;<span class="quote">Control</span>&#8221;. On most
13                    other keyboards, this key is labelled
14                    &#8220;<span class="quote">Alt</span>&#8221;.</td></tr><tr><td><code class="keycap">S</code></td><td>The standard &#8220;<span class="quote">Shift</span>&#8221; key.</td></tr><tr><td><code class="keycap">C+o</code></td><td>Refers to pressing and holding the
15                    <code class="keycap">Control</code> key, pressing and releasing
16                    <code class="keycap">O</code>, and finally releasing the
17                    <code class="keycap">Control</code> key.</td></tr><tr><td><code class="keycap">C+e C+j</code></td><td>Refers to holding down <code class="keycap">Control</code>,
18                    pressing <code class="keycap">E</code>, pressing <code class="keycap">J</code>,
19                    and releasing <code class="keycap">Control</code>.</td></tr><tr><td>Default buttons</td><td>In many dialog boxes, the default button (it has a
20                    heavy outline, or a special border, depending on the current
21                    Swing look and feel) can be activated by pressing
22                    <code class="keycap">Enter</code>. Similarly, pressing
23                    <code class="keycap">Escape</code> will usually close a dialog
24                    box.</td></tr><tr><td><code class="keycap">Alt</code>-key mnemonics</td><td>Some user interface elements (menus, menu items,
25                    buttons) have a certain letter in their label underlined.
26                    Pressing this letter in combination with the
27                    <code class="keycap">Alt</code> key activates the associated user
28                    interface widget. Note that this functionality is not
29                    available on MacOS X with the &#8220;<span class="quote">MacOS Adaptive</span>&#8221;
30                    look and feel. See <a class="xref" href="global-opts.html#appearance-pane" title="The Appearance Pane">the section called &#8220;The Appearance Pane&#8221;</a> for
31                    information on changing the look and feel.</td></tr><tr><td>Right mouse button</td><td>Used in jEdit to show context-sensitive menus. If you
32                    have a one button Macintosh mouse, a
33                    <code class="keycap">Control</code>-click has the same effect.</td></tr><tr><td>Middle mouse button</td><td>Used by the quick copy feature (see <a class="xref" href="text-transfer.html#quick-copy" title="Quick Copy">the section called &#8220;Quick Copy&#8221;</a>). True 3-button mice are rare these
34                    days. If you have a wheel mouse, press down on the wheel
35                    without rolling it. On a Macintosh with a one-button mouse,
36                    <code class="keycap">Option</code>-click. On other platforms without a
37                    three-button mouse, <code class="keycap">Alt</code>-click.</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="navfooter"><hr><table width="100%" summary="Navigation footer"><tr><td width="40%" align="left"><a accesskey="p" href="using-jedit-part.html">Prev</a> </td><td width="20%" align="center"><a accesskey="u" href="using-jedit-part.html">Up</a></td><td width="40%" align="right"> <a accesskey="n" href="starting.html">Next</a></td></tr><tr><td width="40%" align="left" valign="top">Part I. Using jEdit </td><td width="20%" align="center"><a accesskey="h" href="index.html">Home</a></td><td width="40%" align="right" valign="top"> Chapter 2. Starting jEdit</td></tr></table></div></body></html>