[TxMt] Re: Using ctrl-h as backspace?

Alan Schmitt alan.schmitt at polytechnique.org
Fri Oct 22 13:02:46 UTC 2010

On 22 oct. 2010, at 14:48, Rob McBroom wrote:

> On Oct 22, 2010, at 4:34 AM, Alan Schmitt wrote:
>> I'm getting used to ctrl-h to replace backspace (as it's simpler to hit, especially when making caps-lock being ctrl), and it works in many places in OS X, except with TextMate, where it invokes the help. I could not find where to change that shortcut so that it becomes backspace instead of help. Is there a bundle involved?
> There are many bundles that have individually defined ⌃H to do something useful. It would be a pain to change them all, but you of course have that option.
> FYI, you can see if a keystroke is associated with a bundle item by hitting ⌃⌘T, selecting “Key Equivalent” and hitting the keystroke. It's context sensitive, so ⌃H, for instance, would only show the help command for the current language.
> To see ALL the keystrokes (defined in bundles), there's always ⌃⌥⌘K.

Thanks a lot for these hints, with them I was able to remove the shortcuts that I wanted to avoid. (There are not that many of them, fortunately.) It's now working as I want.

Thanks again,


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