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Mathematica

Keyboard Shortcuts

These are some commonly used keyboard shortcuts. It is not an exhaustive list. These work in Windows. If you have some other operating system (Mac or Linux), consult the Mathematica Documentation Center.

You can also find keyboard shortcuts by hovering your mouse over buttons in the Classroom Assistant or Basic Math Assistant palette.

To make: Type the following:
exponent Ctrl 6
fraction Ctrl /
square root Ctrl 2
other root (cube root etc.) Ctrl 25
π Esc p Esc
The number e Esc ee Esc
or use a capital E
θ Esc th Esc
infinity Esc inf Esc
an arrow Esc - > Esc
(Don't need the escape if you are in an input cell. Just type - > and keep going, and it will turn into an arrow.)
double equal sign (like you need for Solve) Esc = = Esc
(Don't need the escape if you are in an input cell. Just type two equal signs and keep going.)
Not equal sign Esc ! = Esc
(Don't need the escape if you are in an input cell.)
less than or equal sign Esc < = Esc
(Don't need the escape if you are in an input cell.)
greater than or equal sign Esc > = Esc
(Don't need the escape if you are in an input cell.)
Indefinite integral Esc intt Esc
Definite integral Esc dintt Esc
summation (sigma notation) Esc sumt Esc
a copy of the previous input (relative to cursor location) Ctrl L
a copy of the previous output (relative to cursor location) Shft Ctrl L