I have for a long time used KeyRemap4MacBook in Snow Leopard. I have always stayed on top of OS update. Today, suddenly my CapsLock no longer was remapped to Control, but it was just a regular CapsLock. So I went into the settings for KeyRemap4MacBook and noticed that CapsLock could no longer be set. Instead it gave a link to PCKeyboardHack. So I downloaded that and tried to use it. But when I try to select the Control key to remap to, it just becomes some kind erratic delete key or something. Definitely not a Control key.

  • I thought PCKeyboardHack was for PC keyboards. So did you update KeyRemap and then it stopped working? – slhck Nov 30 '11 at 9:43
  • @slhck, weird thing, I didn't do anything. KeyRemap maybe can autoupdate? – Prof. Falken supports Monica Nov 30 '11 at 9:46
  • Not that I know of, or at least not without your consent, as I think it requires admin privileges and you'd have to enter your password. Can you maybe try to reinstall KeyRemap? – slhck Nov 30 '11 at 9:52
  • @slhck, tried that a few times. KeyRemap actually says in the CapsLock line that you should instead use PCKeyboardHack for CapsLock support. I am trying older versions of KeyRemap now. – Prof. Falken supports Monica Nov 30 '11 at 10:01

Reading comprehension is important... my defense, it DID WORK for many months without PCKeyboardHack, how I don't know. Maybe I upgraded KeyRemap4MacBook and then did not reboot until now.

Anyway, the solution is to use PCKeyboardHack and then to actually follow the instructions. In particular step 3,``open "System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys..." and change CapsLock configuration to "No Action":´´ enter image description here

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