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Is it possible to have an extra key modifier?

Most windows applications only accept a combination of a key with one regular modifier (Alt, Ctrl, Super and Shift keys). e.g. you cannot define a shortcut as "CapsLock+A". I need the have an extra ...
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Karabiner Elements Complex Modifications are disabled by Capslock in Virtual Machines?

I am trying to use Karabiner Elements' Complex Modifications when in a Virtual Machine window (in my case, TeamViewer and Parallels). I was able to setup it up, but if Capslock is enabled, the ...
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In Windows 10, how can I swap the alt and win keys *on one specific keyboard*?

I recently installed Windows 10 Pro on my Mac via Boot Camp. The left-hand modifier keys on the internal keyboard are, from left to right, Control, Option, and Command. Apple somehow has this ...
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AutoHotkey: swapping modifier keys when a specific ahk_exe/process is active, regardless of ahk_class or window title

I am trying to make the windows and alt keys swap when I am using REAPER so that my shortcuts on the PC are typed the same (as in the same keyboard locations by muscle memory) as when I am using it on ...
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Mac OSX 10.14 - Swap modifier keys fn and control

I managed to make the fn modifier key behave as ⌘ command. But I can't map the ⌘ command (or ^ control) to the fn handler. I need to access this handler for forward backspacing (delete), among other ...
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Left Ctrl is using Windows modifier all the time

Windows key isn't pressed but every key I press with left ctrl acts as if I was pressing the windows key as well. E.g. if I press left ctrl + C, it does ctrl + win + c (the colour filters toggle), so ...
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macOS remap keys as modifiers

The situation I use a keyboard layout called 3l (three layout) which is a layered keyboard layout. Here is the main layer (the behaviour when no modifier keys are pressed): Now, when I am holding ...
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Shift and Alt won't work together in app

I have a weird issue, I think I'm missing something very easy but can't find what. For years I've been using shiftalt to resize an object transformation anchor in the center and keeping proportions ...
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How can I repurpose the NumLock light to instead show when the Kana modifier is active?

I've come to the realization that the NumLock key is useless. As far as I can tell, its sole reason for existing is to cause me several seconds of frustration whenever I accidentally turn it off. In ...
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Assign option key via Ukelele

My keyboard is a Lioncast LK20, which features no right Windows key. Instead there's the FN key. In Windows that is no big problem, as I rarely use that button. In MacOS however, that means the right ...
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Mac like “Keep Pressed” shortcuts for Windows

Pressing the Modifier key in mac holds it till the combination is completed. And if the modifier key is pressed twice, the key is held till it is pressed again. This feature is useful when operating ...
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Alt key sticks sometimes in remote desktop session

I'm running a Linux VM on windows with Hyper-V and connect via a remote desktop session. It often happens that the Alt-key appears to remain pressed after I use a keyboard shortcut involving both, Alt ...
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Performing a modifier+click action with a touchscreen?

I'm using a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop and want to be able to perform modified clicks with touches. Most notably and frequently used for me is the Ctrl+Click action, as well as Shift+Click and Shift+...
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How do you hit modifier keys when touch typing? [closed]

I am a programmer and I want to learn to touch type. As all programmers know, using modifier keys like Control, Command and Alt are essential. When programming I think that every second or third word ...
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Synergy 1.4.17 breaks holding down two modifier keys in Mac OS X

In Synergy 1.4.16 you can hold down two modifier keys (e.g., Shift and Command) simultaneously. In 1.4.17 the second modifier key supersedes the first, so if you hold down Command and then Shift, it ...
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capslock strange behavior on my laptop

My problem is the following : "alt" and "alt gr" won't work without "capslock" on ! So I keep switching "capslock" on and off when I need those : ~#{[|`\^@]} really annoying when programming ! and ...
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Sublime Text 2 Key Bindings - Is there any way to detect left/right modifier keys?

Is it possible to make Left Alt+A and Right Alt+A do different things? And of course, other modifier keys. If not, maybe the following idea would work? If AppleScript, Python, Ruby, Perl etc. can ...
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Change command-tab to option-tab on Mac

I really love my Mac, but I hate how it destroys my muscle memory from the Windows keyboard I use at work. I want to remap the modifier keys to be as "Windows-keyboard-like" as possible. I was ...
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Setting caps lock key to CTRL but still function as caps lock if I press for long enough in Mac OS X

If possible I would like something similar to this: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/4815/31313 Basically a simple script that detects when I'm in tmux, if I am change the CAPS lock key to be a CTRL ...
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AltGr+C does not work, all other combinations work

Key combination AltGr+C does nothing in any of my keyboard layouts where it is supposed to enter a special character (example: Polish Programmers layout is supposed to insert ć). All other AltGr ...
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Use a modifier key to modify file association

When watching a movie on a laptop, it should cleverly disable its screen: If no external screen is plugged, don't disable. If a modifier key is used to open the movie, don't disable. If an external ...
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After installing Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet, Windows treats right Alt key as AltGr

After I installed a Wacom Bamboo Capture tablet on my Windows 7 laptop and enabled the Tablet PC Tools, Windows displays a tooltip whenever I press a modifier key while I use the tablet (which is ...
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How can I make alt on Windows XP behave like a traditional modifier key?

I'm a Mac guy, and on a Mac, unless you have sticky keys turned on, all of the modifier keys at the bottom left of the keyboard work exactly the same way: you can press them all you want, and they ...
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Is it possible to use AppsKey or other keys as modifier

Is it possible to use AppsKey (context menu key) or other keys as modifier using AutoHotKey program?
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How to get shift+arrows and ctrl+arrows working in Vim in tmux?

This is all in iTerm2 on OS X. I used to have export TERM='xterm-256color' in my .bashrc. This meant Vim in tmux did use 256 colors. And once I added set -g xterm-keys on then keyboard shortcuts ...
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Show which modifier keys are pressed during screen recording?

I'd like to see which modifier keys I've pressed during screen recordings so my students can understand what keys I've pressed while I click and drag. Is there any software that can do this? I'm ...
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Utility to simply show status of Ctrl, Shift, Alt keys?

Where could I find a small Windows utility to show the current status of the Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys? Something that lives in the system tray or otherwise "always on top"? Just little "lights" to ...