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Keyboard commands - tab switching

There aren't a lot commands in the menu bar of the Mac version of ReadCube Papers. This makes it harder to figure out what useful keyboard commands the new Papers app supports. Maybe there's a support article somewhere that I haven't seen, but I think adding menu commands make this a lot easier.

If Paper's doesn't have a tab-switching keyboard command, it really needs it. On a Mac, it is usually CMD - { and CMD - } .


Also, select all doesn't work in the search fields. 


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Keyboard shortcuts are essential in the desktop version. The fact that basic keyboard functions like Cmd+C or Cmd+A (or SpaceBar for Quicklook) don't work make the app feel like it was not designed for MacOS. Because they aren't even in the menu, one cannot even create these shortcuts through System Preferences.


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Agree with you Timothy - the desktop app is hard to navigate because it relies so heavily on the mouse... previous versions of Papers3 allowed seamless switching with keyboard shortcuts to switch tabs and/or open papers and return to the complete library listing. I hope the developers fix this in future versions - it would make the ReadCube Papers app much more useful/easy to use.


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I'd like to chime in with a request for having Command-o allow for the opening of a URL, at least on a Mac.  It is a feature that was in Papers 3 which I am really missing from ReadCube.


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We need these now!!


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Oh yes please! Missing these function enormously!


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Similarly with windows


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Keyboard shortcuts for annotating documents would be very useful - e.g. highlight selection, strikethrough, etc.


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I agree. We need at least the basic keyboard shortcuts that most other mac apps have. cmd+w, cmd+{, and cmd+} at the very least, but also better zoom in / zoom out shortcuts. 


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Key commands are ESSENTIAL!

How is this still missing from the app – even beta apps have key commands.


CMD-SHIFT-COPY to copy the reference – essential for sharing properly formatted references on social media, email, blog posts

SHIFT-CMD-L to copy a Papers link – so useful to have a direct link to the paper in my Papers library from note taking apps, or documents

CMD-SHIFT-U to mark as read/unread

^-CMD-M to Match… what happened to matching articles in the new Papers? How do I update the metadata if it is missing something like authors, or journal name, etc.? This used to be so easy.


Many more, but suffice it to say, all the functions of Papers 3 should be here and MORE – not significantly less!


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Absolutely needed!!! Please, shortcuts now!!


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Hi there,


We are excited to announce we've added keyboard commands for tab switching. 



We are working to bring more keyboard shortcuts to our apps in the future.


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