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I have a standard PS2 keyboard on my PC running Mac in a VM. When I try shift + the arrow keys on the number pad, I just get the numbers typed in. However I want it to work the same as on my Windows box. How do I map the arrow keys to highlight using the arrow keys 4,8,2,6 ?

It was easy to get it working on the Linux box, Mint map number keys to higlight text

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One option would be to create ~/Library/KeyBindings/ and save a property list like this as DefaultKeyBinding.dict:

    "$#2" = moveDownAndModifySelection:;
    "$#4" = moveLeftAndModifySelection:;
    "$#6" = moveRightAndModifySelection:;
    "$#8" = moveUpAndModifySelection:;

The custom keybindings don't work in all applications or views though. Remapping keys with KeyRemap4MacBook usually works almost everywhere.

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The KeyRemap4MacBook seems to work for the most part in xCode – orn Jul 24 '12 at 3:56

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