Refers to the process of making a button, program, function, etc perform a different action than it usually does.

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Home and end keys on USB keyboard recognized as left and right arrow in VirtualBox running Windows 7

I have got a Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 USB keyboard connected to my MacBook Pro. The keyboard layout is standard 104 keys. When I run Windows 7 in VirtualBox the keyboard gets recognized as ...
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Cygwin - How do I remap X-term keys?

I would like to know how to remap some of the default keys for x-term. Specifically I would like to remap the Cntrl+leftArrow and Cntrl+rightArrow keys to move a word forward or backwards. I would ...
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How to map keyboard to mouse buttons in OS X

Severe RSI is causing me pain each time I click the mouse. I would like to map the right CMD and OPT (which I never use) to function as left and right mouse button. How can I accomplish this?
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How can I remap keys for a remote desktop session in Windows?

My main machine runs Windows 7 and has Caps Lock mapped to Control. When I remote to this computer from other machines (particularly ones that I do not manage or have administrator access to), their ...
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Map keyboard keys in Mac OS X (Unix)

Currently, when you're inside a terminal, CTRL+a move the cursor to the beginning, while CTRL+e move it to the end. I use those key combinations a lot since I don't have the home and end buttons on my ...
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remap specific key combination in one application only (Mac OS X)

I have a Mac (specifically Snow Leopard), so I'm used to Cmd+* to do things. My mail, for bold, underline, and italics, uses Ctrl+b/u/i instead of Cmd+b/u/i. How can I remap these three key ...
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How do I remap a key to a key-combination in the Windows 7 registry?

I have been able to remap the CapsLock key (3A) to the Left Shift key (2A) by adding the binary value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout\Scancode Map to the registry ...
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Remap or disable the F2 key's ability to toggle wifi on and off

On my Dell XPS 15 laptop, the top row of keys (the F1, F2, etc) serves two functions. They are both the F-number keys and the multimedia/misc controls and functions. In the BIOS you set them them to ...
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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 ...
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How do I modify a keyboard shortcut that doesn't show up in the shortcut list?

If you look at this Apple support page there's a big list of shortcuts that are not listed in System Preferences → Keyboard → Keyboard Shortcuts. Specifically, Option-Command-H is ...
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Remap right command key in windows

I'm using a apple bluetooth KB on windows. How can I remap right command to become CTRL?
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How to delete backwards word and leading whitespace in vim?

I'm trying to remap option-backspace behave in vim in Mac OS X's Terminal app similarly to how it would behave in other Mac applications. It should perform a backwards delete word, also deleting any ...
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How to map command in vim that maintains mode when invoked?

I'm running vim on a Linux VM that I'm ssh'd into via Mac OS X's Terminal app, and I want to configure it to do useful things with my arrow keys (among others). For example, I want option-left to ...
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How to remap 'Switch to next window' shortcut on MacBook Pro with OS X? [duplicate]

On my mac, switch to next window is mapped to CMD + ´. This is a pain when you're using a browser and your focus in on an input field or textarea etc., because when you hit that combo, instead of ...
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xmodmap has no effect

First post. Here it goes: I have Ubuntu 10.10, maverick. A few days ago I was trying to convert my 'command' key on my apple computer to a 'ctrl' key, and after searching online I ran into xmodmap. ...
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Remapping <Esc> in MacVim angers Vim itself

I have the following line in my .vimrc: nnoremap <Esc> :noh<Cr> This works fine in MacVim. Whenever I open Vim itself, its "command bar" starts off with: .2c For what it's worth, ...
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Remapping CapsLock key

I've remapped CapsLock key to work like this : CapsLock + J = Left arrow key CapsLock + K = Down arrow key etc. I've used xmodmap (as explained in Mapping Super+hjkl to arrow keys under X). The ...
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How do i execute a program based on a keypress from a specific USB keyboard?

I've been given one of these ubiquitous usb-sleep buttons which is basically a supersimple usb-keyboard. It's a big button that sends a SLEEP keypress to the computer when you slam it. But that is ...
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Send double-click with Autohotkey

I'd like to remap the middle mouse button to double-click using autohotkey. A simple remapping (4th mutton -> middle button) worked fine using XButton1::MButton but I couldn't find a way to remap a ...
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Generic mouse button remapping utility/driver [closed]

I'm looking for a generic utility/driver that allows me some basic mouse button remapping; especially setting the thumb button as "middle button" and maybe even the wheel button as "double click". I ...
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swap back caps and ctrl

I used to use swapped Ctrl and Caps for editing files in Emacs under Windows XP, so I have Ctrl function bind to Caps. Now I've got a new machine, and old traveled to another man, who wants to have ...
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Mac: How do I remap the context menu key on my keyboard to the command key?

I just got tho TRON gaming keyboard from razer. It's great: super sturdy and stuff.... But there is no command button on the right side... which is an issue for me, being a DVorak user, all of my ...
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Remap keys from SteelSeries G6v2

I bought a g6v2 from steelseries for the mechanical feeling of the keyboard Unfortunately, they disabled the left windows key and replaced it with something akin to "FN" keys often found on laptops. ...
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Synergy: Mapping Additional Mouse Buttons to Expose/Show Desktop on a Mac

I own both a Mac and a PC, and I have recently started using Synergy in order to use the same mouse and keyboard on both computers. As of right now, the mouse and keyboard are connected to my PC - ...
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Remap arrow keys in osx

I would like to remap my left, right, up & down keys to fn key + j, k, l, i in OSX. Is there a way to do this?
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Assigning caps lock key for contextual menu (right click) on OS X

I'd like to remap Caps Lock to right click - for the cases where I can focus on objects with cursor keys, or tab. For instance after selecting files in Finder I'd like to push Caps Lock and get the ...
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Linux, Ubuntu & Apple Aluminium keyboard: remap greater/less with tilde

I have an Apple Aluminium keyboard. To the left of 1 key I have the less/greater (< >) key, not grave/tilde (` ~). xmodmap does not work for me: layout switching (done with setxkbmap) resets my ...
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MacBook Pro / Windows 7 : remap Cmd key to Ctrl, except Cmd+Tab to Alt+Tab

I'm using a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 under bootcamp. I'm used to switching between Mac kb / MacOS X software and Windows kb / Windows software but the crazy mixup of Mac kb / Windows software ...
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How do you remap the scroll wheel up and down actions of a Logitech G700 mouse?

I have a Logitech G700 mouse. I'd like to remap the scroll up and down actions of the scroll wheel to either a key press or macro. Is this possible using the SetPoint software or some other means?
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Remapping special keys on a Logitech keyboard

I just bought a new keyboard today, and to my surprise it doesn't include "Next/Previous track" keys, although it has other media keys. It also has useless keys like "Home" which brings up the web ...
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What to replace the Caps Lock key to? [closed]

I want to remap my Caps Lock key. I know how to do this, this is not a question about How, this is a question about What. I want to remap it to something useful, not just disable it. What could I ...
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Mapping multiple keys strokes to one key [duplicate]

I'm using both Windows 7 and XP (simulatnateously on two machines) and I'm getting frustrated with the fact that both versions use different keystrokes to move up the folder hierarchy in explorer. ...
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Make ` an un-dead in X11

I'm on a Swedish keyboard, a keyboard which is loaded with dead keys, that is, to produce an 'ä' I would press " (the same button as ~/^) and then a (or press the dedicated ä-button...), and to ...
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Change keyboard mapping

HP Mini 210 Fedora 14 xfce I have bought a new HP Mini. I use it for programming in emacs. However, I want to change the key mapping for the 'fn' and 'ctrl'. Basically I want to swap them ...
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Re-map right click from [shift-F10] to [shift-F9] on Vista

shift-F10 is the keyboard shortcut for right clicking. I'd like to change it to F9, because that is easier to find on the keyboard without looking. Is this possible?
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remap gnu screen “other” window selection

In my .screenrc file, I have: escape \034\034 This remaps ^a to ^\. This works for switching windows when specifying the window number, such as ^\0 or ^\1 but the 'other' command is not available, ...
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How can I run another app when pressing the calculator key on my keyboard?

I've a Logitech Media Keyboard 600 which features a separate button to launch the calculator. I need that quite often, but the Windows shipped calculator is useless; there are more advanced out there. ...
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Multiple characters from Mac keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro and all of a sudden some keys started giving me multiple different letters. For example, I type E and I get EW. Or 2 and I get 23. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
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How do I remap multi-key sequences to individual keys?

I just bought an IBM Model M keyboard. While awesome, it lacks a windows key and multimedia keys. While there are many programs out there that can map one key to another, or one key to a key sequence, ...
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How to add a Pause/Break key to a keyboard that doesn't have one?

I would like to make my right Alt key into a Pause/Break key, because my keyboard doesn't have one. I would like to know where to go to edit this information, and how to save the changes. Please, ...
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How to remap brightness & volume keys on Asus AspireOne / Ubuntu Lucid?

I want to remap the following keys on my Asus AspireOne running Ubuntu Lucid: Brightness down (Fn-Left) -> Home Brightness up (Fn-Right) -> End Volume up (Fn-Up) -> Page up ...
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What program is intercepting a specific keyboard combination?

How can I figure which software has globally redefined a key combination on my system? I finally hunted down the Intel driver that decided to install itself today and commandeer a slew of everyday ...
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Remapping 'eject' with '0/)' on MBP

My zero key on MBP (the one next to 9), is completely dead. No opening, cleaning, or anything else helps revive it. Anytime I need to press zero, I have to press Fn+M (the keypad zero). Even worse, ...
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Wrong mapping of Return key in Linux

I have a problem with the mapping of the return key on a Fujitsu Siemens si2636 laptop. Though it is meant to be a standard return key it is mapped as a keypad return key. In Gnome or KDE this is not ...
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Remap pause/break key

I would like to remap a pause/break key into my dell inspiron 1545's keyboard, but all the utilities I've tried so far either haven't worked or don't support remapping of key "outside of the alphabet" ...
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Remap the eject key to an arbitrary sequence of keys on Mac OSX

KeyRemap4MacBook seems to not be able to do this.
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Mapping Keyboard buttons to a usb device

Hey, I was wondering if it is possible in Windows to run a program, that will map lets say the "r" button to something like an xbox controller's trigger or the mouse's wheel?
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Possible to remap the Fn+C/V to Ctrl+C/V key combinations on a Thinkpad?

I know remapping the Fn key alone seems like its impossible, but what about the actual combination? FN + c, FN + V and FN + a to be remapped to the ctrl + C, V, A. Doable?
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Map key to middle click (on Win 7)

Is there a utility to map a keyboard key to middle-click? In particular, I'm trying to map the useless Context Menu key to the middle-click on my laptop.
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keyboard layout: change super key (windows key) to behave differently

one of my keyboard keys is dead (< >) and I'd like to change the windows/super key behavior, so I can use it to type < and > . is this possible? I'm on ubuntu 9.04 with gnome, I read some info ...