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Remapping: How do you remap backspace to the left side of the keyboard?

OS X here, junior level Ruby dev. I have recently remapped my Caps Lock to Escape using Keyboard Maestro and I'm loving it. I was wondering what's the "convention" or set of keystrokes for mapping ...
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Remap escape key to underscore

I'm currently working on remapping my keyboard using PCkeyboardhack for MAC OSX. I'm currently looking for the virtual key for underscore. Is the only way to get this key with the shift modifier key? ...
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How to use my OSX keyboard layout on windows?

I've remapped my OSX Keyboard Layout completely. It is a problem when I'm on windows using Parallels desktop because it won't recognize my modified mapping. How can I use the same mapping for both?
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Change key mapping to allow keyboard chording (Mac)

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 ...
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Keyboard layout does not work correctly in VirtualBox (OSX host)

I try to use the neo2 keyboard layout in a debian VM on an OSX host. Basic keys are working, but the left Mod3 key (which lies on Caps Lock) acts like the Alt key. The same VM works fine when hosted ...
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1answer
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How to make a custom keyboard layout in MacOS?

I recently moved to MacOS and I find the system "Russian Phonetic" layout unsatisfying (it's not the one that I'm used to). How can I create a custom layout? I've read about Ukelele, but the layout I ...
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How do I remap caps to control on osx with multiple keyboards attached?

My office does pairing so we have 2 keyboards, mice, and monitors per computer. Many people like to remap caps lock to control, but changing the setting for it in OSX only changes one of the ...
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Bind a key combination to caps lock in OS X

I've bound both caps lock and the ctrl key to "ctrl" in OSX, but I would like to be able to press a modifier key along with caps lock to turn on caps lock—say, for example, shift+caps lock. How might ...
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Virtual Box not recognizing Keyboard Layout on OSX

I've set my own keyboard layout on OSX using ukelele. It works fine on most programs, but on Virtual Box running Debian, it simply fails to recognize my layout. What can be done?
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Mac -> Windows Remote Desktop Keyboard [German Layout]

I thought, that instead of a VM on my MacBook, I would just RDP to a Windows Server, and write my code there (C#,Visual Studio). Problem is that the keyboard mapping is completely wrong: What I'd want ...
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Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
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Using a Windows Keyboard with a MacBook… and TeamViewer

I have what appears to be a rather unique problem: I do all of my work on my MacBookPro because it's very powerful. However, since I commute to and from school by bicycle, I don't want to risk ...
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125 views

Keyboard layout for math

I usually need to write math with LaTeX, and after seeing this question: Entering unicode math symbols. I came here with some small questions. I find that not perfectly comfortable, and I was ...
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1answer
150 views

Norwegian Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac, used through VMware Fusion with a Bootcamp virtual machine, incorrect keyboard layout

The title really sums it up, but here is the problem: I recently bought the Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac The keyboard has a Norwegian layout, like the lower keyboard here. On the Mac, hitting the ...
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1answer
203 views

Switch to a specific input source in OS X

I have a follow-up question to this topic: Switch TO specific input source Asmus posted this answer: I came up with a bit nicer solution in AppleScript, given you know the name of the Keyboard ...
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1answer
408 views

In Mac Os X Mountain Lion how to switch keyboard layout using a shortcut so it's immediate?

I have a problem in that changing keyboard layout on Mac OS X Mountain Lion is not immediate: I change the keyboard (by Shift+CMD+Space, that's what I have) then I continue typing but the keyboard has ...
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160 views

Completely remap keys in Mac OS X

I'd like to remap some keys on my Mac OS X 10.7.5. Those mappings are not that trivial, for example I would like that 'W' key behaves as Return and right 'Apple cmd' behaves as Arrow down. Is that ...
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1answer
316 views

How can I prevent OS X to switch the keyboard layout at startup and on admin password request?

I switched my keyboard layout on my new Macbook Pro 13" retina from German to UK. This works fine most of the time, but when I boot my system I have to insert my password with the German layout. The ...
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212 views

How to use your keyboard layout on Parallels Desktop? (This is the third time I ask)

I have made a custom keyboard layout using Ukelele. Using Parallels desktop is a pain since them because the keys are different from what I'm used to. How do I use that keyboard layout on Parallels?
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745 views

What is the ` key on a Mac keyboard?

I was a bit annoyed that Cmd-Tab, in Mac OS, cycled between applications, not windows, on Macs, and I was looking for a way to do this with windows instead. For example, if I have 2 Finder windows and ...
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1answer
390 views

Home and End keys on Windows keyboard don't work on OSX

I've plugged a basic UK Windows keyboard into my MacBook. I keep hitting Home & End but they don't work as I expect, they jump to the top/bottom of the document/page rather than the start/end of ...
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1answer
447 views

Swap Z and Y on OS X

I have MacBook Air with US keyboard and I'm quite happy with this. The only thing that bugs me is the QWERTY keyboard layout. Is there any way to change it to QWERTZ? I'm not interested in changing ...
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1answer
180 views

Install English keyboard layout on Mac OS X

I have this Swedish MacBook so it came with a Swedish keyboard. It's almost the same as the English one but they have some additional letters and most of the special symbols are not in the "right" ...
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1answer
747 views

Changing keyboard layout for login screen on Mac OS X

I have a Mac Mini with Mac OS X Lion. Basically I am a developer and practiced coding with DVORAK keyboards. So I changed my keyboard layout to DVORAK and I'm working with it. I'm using the admin ...
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1answer
628 views

Why does xterm retain keyboard layout even after change?

I use Dvorak as my primary keyboard layout, but I like to play nethack, so I change to qwerty and open xterm: alias nhterm="nohup >/dev/null xterm -fa \"Andale Mono\" -fs 20 -fullscreen -fg white ...
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368 views

Change section key to less-than in OS X

I'm having trouble getting my keyboard layout to be properly recognized. At the moment everything else is fine, but my less-than key (<) is mapped to the section key (§), which makes writing HTML a ...
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1answer
606 views

How to type square brackets in VirtualBox on a Mac

I am wondering how to type square brackets into VirtualBox (Guest OS is CentOS 6.3) on a Mac. I know it's AltShift5 on the Host OS, but it doesn't work in VirtualBox for some reason. I use be ...
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118 views

Keyremap4macbook working intermittently?

I have had a spill situation last year and I just found a link to remapping the shift key that was perpetually pressed. However now, it seems like something keeps overriding the key remapper and I ...
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1answer
359 views

Can't type single or double quote before i,o,a and similar characters

I'm using OsX Lion 10.7.4 version. Anyway when I try to type single quote then i, it prints í .. when i try to type double quote then i , it prints ï .. Looks like it's a setting but couldn't find how ...
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1answer
2k views

How to disable stuck ctrl key in software/memory?

The ctrl key of my MacBook 6,1, OS X 10.6.8, got stuck by a water hazard. It's recognized as permanently pressed by the system. Is there any way to tell the system that it is not? I'm thinking of a ...
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1answer
2k views

Alt-Gr on PC keyboard is mapped to Command; can I map it to Alt?

I have just installed a PC keyboard on my Mac Mini, everything is looking good, I swapped the keys Alt and Windows so that it's more natural for a Mac keyboard but I just can't get used to Alt Gr. I ...
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2answers
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Mac OS startup keyboard

I'm a Mac OS 10.8 newbie, and I would like to seek assistance on how to change the keyboard layout for my Mac. In my account, chuacw, I have changed the keyboard layout to Dvorak, however, when I ...
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How do I set a default language (input source) for an application?

Has Apple completely removed the possibility to do this, and to what end? The primary input language for my MacBook is Norwegian. What I want is for OSX to open MacVim with the US input language ...
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Keyboard mapping faulty after water hazard on OS X SL 10.6.8

Immediately after spilling water on my Macbook (Late 2009 Unibody A1342) it went crazy and made mouse and keyboard input all by itself until I could turn it off. After replacing the topcase I'm still ...
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1answer
131 views

OS X, Terminal: make the Help key simulate Ins

In OS X Terminal I've configured the Home (Ctrl+A = \001), End (Ctrl+E = \005), Page Up (\033[5~) and Page Down (\033[6~) keys, so I improved the Midnight Commander experience a lot. But how do I ...
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0answers
103 views

Using keyboard specific keyboard-layouts in OS X

I use a Kinesis Advantage with my MacBook Pro. While I use the dvorak layout when using the MBP's built-in keyboard the Kinesis has its own internal dvorak mode which assumes the host computer is ...
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3answers
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MacBook (OS X 10.6): how to change US English keyboard layout back to normal

I'm using a MacBook with Snow Leopard. For some reason, I have accidentally enabled Japanese keyboard support (Kotoeri). Now, having disabled it, I face the following problem: My US English keyboard ...
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1answer
74 views

OS X ignores alt+3 for # [closed]

On my Mac I cannot type the number sign (#) anymore. No matter what application is running alt+3 is no more working. Any ideas how to reactivate it?
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Dead key sequence for quotes works oddly in Eclipse in MacOS X

I'm using an US-International Keyboard in MacOS. The normal behavior for dead keys in every application is, for example, if I press the key sequence ', it understands that the comma doesn't carry ...
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1answer
98 views

How do I stop OS X from automatically inserting closing quotes?

I have recently inherited a MacBook Pro from a colleague who has left the company. One of the annoying features that they had set up is that in every window/application that I can type the system will ...
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2answers
115 views

Is it possible to unmap option+<character> in the US keyboard layout for OS X?

The US keyboard layout in OS X has a mapping for every option+character. For example option+a is å, option+b is ∫. I never use these. Some applications would use them if they weren't already mapped ...
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1answer
662 views

Remap combining tilde to tilde (French keyboard on Mac Os X)

The issue is pretty simple. Tildes have two forms: The combining tilde, which is a diacritic (ñ, ã). The "single" tilde, ~, notably used as a replacement for $HOME. The French MacBook Pro keyboard ...
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1answer
425 views

Switch keyboard layout with opt-shift on OS X

I got used to switch my keyboard layout with Alt+Shift in Windows. On Lion seems it is not possible to assign Opt+Shift for changing kbd layout. Is there any software which will allow me to switch kbd ...
3
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1answer
361 views

Insert a character with multiple accents on an extended Mac keyboard layout

I can't seem to figure out how to apply both an Umlaut (¨) and the Grave (`) to the the letter 'u'. I'll type one, then the other, then the letter, but only the latter accent is applied, with the ...
2
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1answer
341 views

Mac does not remember Windows keyboard settings when reconnecting [closed]

I'm using a Mac (OS X) in clamshell mode with a Windows USB keyboard attached. A known issue is that the alt and command keys are swapped on the Windows keyboard. Namely, by default, the Windows key ...
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278 views

RDP from OSX to W2K3 (and XP): No dead-keys anymore

This one is driving me nuts. Several Macs, mini, MacBook Pro and iMac's, currently running Lion and having de MS RDP client for OSX (latest version) installed. All do RDP sessions to several XP and ...
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1answer
145 views

“<” and “§” keys mixed up in OS X

I'm using a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (SWE) in OS X and have a problem. My "§" and "<" key have changed position which is extremely annoying.
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1answer
1k views

Is it possible to give harakat when we use Arabic keyboard layout?

How can I give harakat to my Arabic font writing when I use an Arabic keyboard layout? I'm a Dvorak touch typist, but I can still type in QWERTY if I really need to do so. Sometimes I need to type ...
2
votes
1answer
286 views

Snow Leopard keyboard mapping problem

I've got a very weird problem, the mapping of my keyboard changed by itself to some weird layout like The caps lock light is on for lower case and off for upper case, All the keys are shuffled. For ...
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3answers
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key in Mac OS X Lion?

I would like to remap the Caps Lock key to some other unused key (in a system-wide fashion). Being a MacVim.app user, I always liked to idea of remapping the Caps Lock key to some other key such as ...