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I sometimes have to use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac for remote access to a Windows 7 machine from an iMac running MacOS X 10.6.6 (Snow Leopard).

Making the mental switch to use the Control key CTRL in place of the Command key CMD while in the Remote Desktop window (e.g. CTRL-C to copy instead of CMD-C) is a pain and a source of constant errors.

I would like to be able to map the CMD key to output a CTRL key on my Mac, but only when accessing the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac application. Remote Desktop Connection lets you map a number of other keys via its Preferences . . . but not the CMD key.

I.e. in any other Mac application, CMD would act like CMD. However, in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac, CMD would act like CTRL.

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Eh, well darn. 10 minutes after submitting the question, I found the answer myself. A program called KeyRemap4MacBook does exactly what I needed for the Remote Desktop Connection client. –  Greg R. Mar 28 '11 at 19:08
    
You can answer your own question and mark it as accepted in 2 days. –  slhck Mar 28 '11 at 19:27

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Answering my own question. :-P

Shortly after posting, I googled across an application called KeyRemap4MacBook that does precisely what I needed it to do (in addition to a lot of other stuff).

Specifically, you can map the left and right Command keys to be Control keys in only Remote Desktop Connection and VMs.

Also, despite the name, the application works fine on my iMac. It appears to be Mac-neutral.

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Remember to accept your answer once possible. –  Daniel Beck Mar 30 '11 at 19:40

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