[R-SIG-Mac] Shortcut to apply comment character to a block of code in editor?

Hans-Jörg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Thu Feb 2 15:37:44 CET 2012

On 2 Feb 2012, at 15:22, Carl Witthoft wrote:

> Hi,
> Someone claimed in this StackOverflow thread http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9107695/r-comment-out-block-of-code that the sequence "CMD-OPT-`"  would comment the selected block.  What it does, on my machine, is to place the "`" at the start and end of the selection, which of course just makes a mess.

Hi Carl,

please have look at main menu > Edit for the short-cuts for "Comment-Out" and "Uncomment".

commenting out a selection or current line: ⌘+'
uncommenting a selection or line: ⌥⌘+'

I think there was a confusion of a backtick ` and a '


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