KeyRemap4MacBook

Version: 7.8.0 || Release Date: 2012-06-26 || License: Freeware App Owner: tekezo

This is a keyboard remapper for Mac OS X.
Not to mention the change of simple key remap, it has the special remapping like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).

ex.

* enter --> command
* swap escape & tilde.
* control+M --> return (Emacs)
* space --> shift (SandS)
* drop shift+F1 .. shift+F12 (prevent to slow down expose)

Note:

Don't use this with other key remapper ( DoubleCommand , Tesla , ...)
Uninstall these softwares before install KeyRemap4MacBook.

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9 Opinions

This app is amazing. Allows for much more customization than DoubleCommand. I've tried both. With this, I can finally enjoy using my HHKB keyboard which doesn't come with arrow keys. I can use keyboard short cuts like Ctrl+WASD or IJKL as the arrow keys. My must-have app from now on!

look first, post later... i meant doublecommand, and then i found out that causes kernel panics, so now i use neither one. miss my forward delete, though.

love this! i use it on my MacBook to disable the CAPSLOCK key ans remap the little enter to forward delete. works like a charm.

I know for sure that I didn't have double command installed, but i was wondering do you have an older macbook, because I just got mine in December.

texasfreak, is it possible you had some other sort of keyboard modification program (such as DoubleCommand) installed? This program has worked flawlessly for me BUT the author tells you that you must uninstall DoubleCommand or other similar keyboard hacks first. Which makes sense - you really don't want two different keyboard hack programs trying to modify the keyboard in possibly conflicting ways. I love this program because it finally lets me use the directional keys on my numeric keyboard, which is the one thing I sorely missed when moving from a PC. I'm sorry to hear you had problems with it.

By the way, in my earlier comment I said I wasn't sure what "Application key to F11" did, well now I realize the Application Key is the rarely-used key between the right Windows/Option key and the right Ctrl key on a standard PC keyboard - on a PC it's typically used for opening application menus. With the proper box checked you can make this key (unused on a Mac) duplicate the action of F11, which is an instant shortcut to the desktop. I'd personally find it more useful to have it emulate F9, but it's not a big deal because it's easy enough to just press F9 in the first place, and I never used that key on a PC anyway!

texasfreak, is it possible you had some other sort of keyboard modification program (such as DoubleCommand) installed? This program has worked flawlessly for me BUT the author tells you that you must uninstall DoubleCommand or other similar keyboard hacks first. Which makes sense - you really don't want two different keyboard hack programs trying to modify the keyboard in possibly conflicting ways. I love this program because it finally lets me use the directional keys on my numeric keyboard, which is the one thing I sorely missed when moving from a PC. I'm sorry to hear you had problems with it.

This thing totally messed with my MacBook. Not recommended!!!

The newest version (3.1.0) adds some additional capabilities for those using a PC-style keyboard (e.g. with a Mac Mini):

Use Keypad as Arrow - enables the numeric keypad keys as if NumLock was off on a PC, so that the arrows and other directional keys work the same as their non-numeric-keypad counterparts. I LOVE this feature!

Use PC Style Home/End (pressing Home or End behaves as PC users expect, as Command + Home/End usually works on a Mac). This is also very helpful for those of us more familiar with PC keyboards.

Application key to F11 (I'm not entirely sure what this does, but it's also included in the section "For PC user" so I checked it, and haven't noticed any negative side effects).

By the way, this program works with both Mac-native programs and with other programs such as Firefox, something that cannot be said of all keyboard hacks.

I personally use DoubleCommand for this.