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 carrying my macbook in a backpack (what if I fall and the MBP dies?). As a result, I use a very low power machine (mid range Pentium4) at home as a thin TeamViewer client, though which I connect to my MBP.
Also, while at school, for ergonomic reasons, I use an external keyboard (wireless) and monitor. This external keyboard is a Windows keyboard, so I need some way to remap alt on my external keyboard to ⌘ and vice-versa.
To this end, I tried using DoubleCommand. While this was a very useful application, it had the nasty side effect of remapping the keys on my MBP's native keyboard as well. Further, I lose the remapping when I connected from my TeamViewer client at home and am forced to use the windows key when I want ⌘.
So I switched to KeyRemap4MacBook. While this required a lot of configuration (and I mean a LOT), which I'm not opposed to, it turned out to be very flaky and decided to remap my mouse when I configured it not to (the same config would change its mind on whether to remap my mouse within 5 minutes). So this turned out to be a no-go.
A friend then told me that synergy is highly configurable, so I'm trying it out, but I don't seem to be able to remap keys on the synergy server (my MBP). Further, I don't know if remapping the keys on the external keyboard will remap the keys on the native keyboard. Also, I will have to do some really weird hackery to get it to work correctly when I connect from home using TeamViewer.
I tried setting up my MBP as the synergy server with the following config file, but that didn't seem to work:
section: screens cortana.local: alt = meta meta = alt end
Does anyone have any thoughts on how I can solve this problem?