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I'm looking to find a way of mapping multiple simultaneous keypresses to one action. As an example something similar to hitting ctrl-option- at the same time but instead using just normal letters such as p-s-v. Pressing these keys simultaneously would perform some action.

I have downloaded both Ukelele and KeyRemap4Macbook but both only allow you to remap a single key--not including the special keys(ctrl,alt,etc).

How can I accomplish this?

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You can use a private.xml like this with KeyRemap4MacBook:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <autogen>__SimultaneousKeyPresses__ KeyCode::Q, KeyCode::W, KeyCode::E</autogen>

For more than two keys, use @begin and @end:

KeyCode::Q, KeyCode::W, KeyCode::E

This would make pressing F and I simultaneously open Finder:

  <autogen>__SimultaneousKeyPresses__ KeyCode::F, KeyCode::I, KeyCode::VK_OPEN_URL_FINDER</autogen>

See for more examples.

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That's great Lauri, I'll check this out and hopefully it works! – greedybuddha Dec 13 '13 at 18:10
and it works great! many thanks! – greedybuddha Dec 16 '13 at 0:12
Site is now at – w00t Mar 18 '15 at 20:14

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