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I would like to map 'shift-esc' to 'esc esc esc' on my macbook pro, but haven't find a way to do it.

I have tried Better Touch Tool, it can remap a key combination to another, but not to a sequence of keystrokes.

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Within what application do you want this binding? I'm guessing Terminal or iTerm.

For iTerm, you can select Preferences > Keys then add a global shortcut to the action you want.

For Terminal it's similar. Preferences > Keyboard but you'll have to know the keystroke sequence in hex (I believe ESC is 0x35)

The other way to set shortcuts is in System Preferences > Keyboard > App Shortcuts. This is the easy way to map a menu option but may not be appropriate for your use case.

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I am looking for a general solution, i.e. for any application. –  qed Jul 26 '14 at 9:46

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