[TxMt] Re: non-functioning shortcut

Dushan Mitrovich dushanm at spinn.net
Tue Apr 19 20:04:24 UTC 2011

Dru Kepple wrote:
> On Apr 18, 2011, at 11:31 AM, Dushan Mitrovich wrote:
>> The keyboard shortcut Cmd-Opt-O is supposed to toggle between Insert and
>> Overwrite modes, but on my system it does nothing.  I've looked at Keyboard
>> Shortcuts under System Preferences to see if there are any conflicts,
>> but didn't
>> see any.  Anybody have any suggestions for getting this to work?
> Most common culprit is a bundle shortcut overriding the app shortcuts.  Try this: Press Control-Command-T, in the little magnifying glass drop down choose "Key Equivalent" and then type Cmd-Opt-O, and see if any results show up.  This will be language-scope-aware, so do this in the files you normally work in.
> Another suggestion might be to use System Preferences to assign it to something else, and see if that works.
> +dru

Dru, thank you, your suggestion led me to find the interfering culprit.

I have something called 'sidenote', whose shortcut for unfurling from 
the left screen edge was just the shortcut that Textmate uses for the 
insert/overwrite toggle.  Once I changed that one to a different 
shortcut, Textmate's toggle began to work.

This prompts two questions:

1 - how does one alter Textmate's shortcut keys?
2 - is there an OSX utility to list all of a system's shortcuts to help 
the user avoid conflicts?

#2 may be asking too much, tho.

- Dushan

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