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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 can I remap a keyboard key?

One of my laptop's keys has fallen off. Is there any way I can remap the key, to another key which I'll 'sacrifice' cause I never use it?
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MacBook Pro Keyboard - How to Swap / Remap Keys?

I know this may be asked before in a different manner, but I still haven't really seen a solid answer. I'm hoping that providing these 2 specific needs will make it more clear. I specifically want 2 ...
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How to remap eject key on MacBook keyboard to “delete”?

I own a first generation MacBook Air and this has bothered me since the beginnings. When I bought this thing, I was sure I'm not going to carry a DVD drive. I don't use it. WiFi has worked pretty ...
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How do I swap the Windows and Control keys in Windows 7?

I'm used to a Mac keyboard and that means my finger expect to find the shortcut key to the left of the spacebar. How can I turn the Windows key (command key on a Mac keyboard) into the Control key and ...
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Emulating the right Ctrl key on MacBook Pro keyboard lacking an actual right Ctrl key

I need to use the right Ctrl key in a certain application, but my keyboard doesn't have one. The left Ctrl key has an entirely different function in this case. How can I emulate the right Ctrl key, ...
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How can I remap my Caps-Lock key to Escape (for Vim) in Snow Leopard?

Obviously, in Linux I can use xmodmap. On Leopard, I used an InputManager called PCKeyboardHack. But InputManagers are now broken. How can I preserve my sanity and keep on using Caps Lock to Escape ...
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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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Map Caps Lock to change keyboard layout in Mac OS X

I found System Preferences → Keyboard → Modifier Keys menu, but I can map other modifier key to it, not a keyboard shortcut.
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Remapping CAPS to Escape on Windows 7 without SharpKeys

I want to remap CAPS to escape (I use escape functionality all the time in many programs), but the two suggestions that seem to pop up are: Hot Keys (which even the people proposing say is a pain) ...
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How to remap CAPSLOCK to ESC in Linux Mint 12

I would like to remap the CAPSLOCK key to ESC as this is easier to use in Vim. I can make it in Ubuntu 11.04 as there's an option for this in Keyborad configuration. But recently I switched to use ...
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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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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 to swap ctrl and fn key on a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 via Boot Camp?

There are sooooo many discussion on the internet about swapping the fn and ctrl key on a MacBook Pro. On the Mac side, a new software called ReMap4MacBook does a perfect job swapping the two key. ...
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Mapping Caps Lock to Escape and Control on Windows 7

I want to be able to map the Caps Lock Key to Escape if it is not pressed with any other key and Control if it is. How can I do that on Windows 7?
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How can I remap a play-button keypress from a Bluetooth headset on OS X?

I have an LG Tone (HBS 700) Bluetooth stereo headset, and am using it with OS X Lion. The headset has a play/pause toggle button, but unlike my keyboard's play button, which will toggle play/pause ...
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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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Remap Super+arrow key to home/end

A lot of new ultra books are coming without home/end/pageup/pagedown keys. I would like to remap the "windows key (super) + arrow key" to these missing keys. What is the best way to go about doing ...
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Remaping Ctrl+Capslock and Alt+Capslock on Ubuntu

I'm trying to disable Capslock and make the following remaps: Ctrl+Capslock => Capslock Alt+Capslock => Escape (since my Escape key is broken) Right now I'm trying to use Xmodmap. I have ...
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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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How mouse button re-mappings work?

I installed my new mouse (Anker 2000 DPI Wireless) and then the driver which installs a program named '5-button mouse' that allows me to remap what each button does, standard stuff and everything ...
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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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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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Conditional hotkey or include in AutoHotKey

Is there a way to define a Hotkey conditionally in AutoHotKey? I want to do different keyboard mappings for different machines with different physical keyboards. This is what I want to do: ...
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XKB - remap arrow keys and preserve shift behaviour to select text

I realize arrow key remapping is an old problem, however I cannot seem to find a good solution that lets me select text with SHIFT + remapped keys as I would do with the vanilla arrow keys. For ...
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Mapping Ctrl+Arrow for Home/End/PageUp/Down

I'm using Windows 7 on Dell New Inspiron 14z Ultrabook. It doesn't have Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys. Instead I have to use Fn + arrow keys. Can I re-map those to Ctrl + arrows or Alt + arrows or Shift + ...
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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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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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Autohotkey Alt+O remap

I want to create a remap script for Alt+O. The program for data entry that I use has Alt+O to close the dialog box for 'OK' I would like to remap it to one of the following (because they are all on ...
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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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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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Mac OS X Key Remapping

I'm trying to remap CapsLock to Control Programmatically. I figured out the edits that need to be done to a plist file (.GlobalPreferences.[MAC ADDRESS].plist) The point is that changes I make to ...
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Using VIM, how do I remap directional keys from right hand to left hand?

This is the best solution I've seen so far: " Map Right Directionals to Left Commands noremap s h noremap d k noremap f j noremap g l " Map Left Commands to Right Directionals noremap h s noremap k ...
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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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Remapping special keys on the 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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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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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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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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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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exchange keys , and ; in vim possible?

Id like to exchange , and ; for moving to next and previous character-search, because that fits better the lowercase is next UPPERCASE is previous schema on a German Keyboard. But I don't know how. ...
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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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Map reverse-history-search function in bash to a shortcut other than CTRL+R

I'm using Putty Connection Manager which captures CTRL-R key before it can get to my bash shell. So I was wondering if it is possible to map the reverse-history-search to another shortcut key. Such ...
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OSX Remap decrease volume key

I recently managed to spill some tea on my Apple keyboard. After letting it dry out, the only damage done was the loss of the F11 / decrease volume key. While certainly cheaper than losing the whole ...
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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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remapping Vimperator's backspace key

How can I remap the backspace key in Vimperator? I can't find its equivalent, like or etc. I'm sure I'm staring right at it. Any hints you can give me would be much appreciated.
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Recursion when remapping in AutoHotKey

Here is the code I have : [:: Send [ Input, Char, T2 L1 if Char = a { Send â return } Send %Char% return When I type [ then a, it has a normal behaviour and produces â. But, when I type [ ...
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Enable Ctrl (or Alt) + arrow keys to mimic 'home' and 'end' functionality

I am a long time Mac user and I'm now using a Ubuntu machine for development, and while I'm more or less used to a lot of the keyboard shortcuts, one thing I can't get used to is using the 'Home' and ...
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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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Mapping multiple keys strokes to one key

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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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, ...