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I have a Mac (specifically Snow Leopard), so I'm used to Cmd+* to do things. My mail, for bold, underline, and italics, uses Ctrl+b/u/i instead of Cmd+b/u/i. How can I remap these three key combinations for one application only, or do something similar?

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I think it might help if we new what Mail application you are using -- maybe there is a way to tweak that instead? –  kalaracey Aug 18 '11 at 22:10
    
It's Prism, which is based on Firefox, and my webmail (Project Phoenix from AOL). I hadn't thought of this, but could GreaseMonkey or something similar help me out here? –  zpletan Aug 18 '11 at 22:17
    
Could something like this serve as the basis for a solution: userscripts.org/scripts/show/9539? Added greasemonkey tag. –  zpletan Aug 19 '11 at 12:30
    
bump! I need this too for Remote Desktop for Mac! I've swapped CTRL and COMMAND system-wide in the Keyboard Preferences (under Modifiers) so the keyboard more closely matches Windows, but then RDP re-reverses them making my Windows now act like the Mac keyboard! Ugh! –  MarqueIV Dec 15 '11 at 4:38
    
@MarqueIV Comments don't bump topics on this site. Also, your problem is rather unrelated to this topic, as it is very specific to every program whether it's possible or how to do it. Consider posting a new question. I might have an idea how to solve it, so feel to ping me by @-replying to any of my comments. –  Daniel Beck Dec 15 '11 at 16:41

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I don't know about Prism or web applications, but for normal OS X applications there's the Keyboard Shortcuts preferences:

You can also modify the property list that stores the shortcuts directly with something like:

defaults write com.apple.mail NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add "New Message" "@Y"
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The problem is, there's no menu entry, so I can't bind a custom keyboard shortcut to it. –  zpletan Aug 19 '11 at 12:07
    
Lri, could you explain the link you posted? It looks really cool but ... I don't quite understand what it does –  kalaracey Aug 25 '11 at 14:53
    
@kalaracey The whole script is a bit off-topic so you could've posted the comment for the Gist instead. But I edited it to contain a sample text file. –  Lri Aug 25 '11 at 15:14
    
Hey @Lri, your link seems to be down. Can you re-upload your file? –  MarqueIV Dec 15 '11 at 4:39
    
@MarquelV Sorry, I removed the Gist after posting the script on my website at lri.me/appshortcuts. –  Lri Dec 15 '11 at 16:15

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