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In short, here's my predicament:

I'm running 2 computers synergy'd together and I'm having a hard time remembering to have to use Command-C when on my 3rd screen (the mac machine), and Control-C when on my 1st and 2nd screens (the windows machine).

As such, when I'm on my Mac (in other words when my mouse is in my 3rd screen), I'm trying to remap Left-Control to Command -- so that no matter which computer I have active, I will always hit Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V on my keyboard.

  • I've tried looking at Automator but it doesn't appear to have the settings I need.
  • I've tried the System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys section, but that won't work either, because my keyboard and mouse are plugged into the windows machine -- my Mac doesn't technically have any keyboard or mouse attached at all... all the keystrokes are sent over Synergy.
  • I've tried a program called "KeyRemap4MacBook", which also doesn't accomplish what I need, I suspect also because the keystrokes are sent over LAN via Synergy.

Is there anyway that I can get around this?

Your input is appreciated!

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The Synergy server settings will actually let you remap the keys. Just open the Synergy server settings. From that screen double click on one of the clients. You should get a screen similar to this one:

Screen Settings

From there you can remap the modifier keys however you please, and it should only take effect for the selected client.

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