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KE-complex_modifications/example_halt.json at master · pqrs-org/KE-complex_modifications
In short: If you have a press_and_hold remapping that doesn’t involve a modifier, you may need to add “halt: true” to the to_if_held_down portion to get it to work right.

(via: https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/json.html#from-event-definition-modifiers)
karabiner  keyboard  remapping  karabinerelements  2019  halt  to_if_held_down  mac  software 
may 2019 by handcoding
[review] I received my Keyboard.io Model 1PVT, AMA : MechanicalKeyboards
This post offers some interesting ideas on remapping a Keyboardio Model 01.
keyboards  2018  keyboardio  model01  remapping  reddit 
september 2018 by handcoding
kinesis-advantage-2/norman.txt at master · jcowgar/kinesis-advantage-2
If you should need it, this page offers a ready-made Kinesis remapping for the Norman layout.
keyboard  norman  kinesis  remapping  2018 
september 2018 by handcoding
Accidental ENTER - Typing & Ergonomics - Keyboardio community
(This thread offers some ideas on setting up the thumb keys and the like:)

“thumbs are now (left-right) ctrl, bksp, shift, alt — cmd, ctrl, space, shift

“enter is defined in 3 places: enter key on RM01 and fn + space, on LM01 its fn + v (because I’ll probably never use middle mouse click)

“escape is default on LM01, and fn + cmd on RM01

“windows key is cmd (moved to right thumb row) on RM01, and fn + alt on LM01 (alt moved from RM01 to left thumb row)

“I left ctrl default on LM01 because its conducive to copying and pasting, ctrl-c, ctrl-v and its comfortable there. That same key position is shift on the RM01, again because my thumbs naturally hit the inner thumb arcs easier than reaching for the outer arc(s).”

---

“I placed Enter where the right hand Shift key originally was. I also placed both Shifts next to Backspace and Space, i.e. I have now: ctrl - bksp - shift - cmd || enter (cap says alt) - shift - space - ctrl”

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> If I were learning fresh, I would swap ENTER to BUTTERFLY.

“That’s my second mod, after oneshot, thanks for the suggestion! The butterfly is easy to hit with my thumb, and hard to hit by accident, so this is perfect.”
keyboardio  model01  keyboards  remapping  layouts  thumbs  2017 
september 2018 by handcoding
The SpaceFN layout: trying to end keyboard inflation
This page offers a pretty good rundown of the canonical(?) SpaceFN layout (including explanatory screenshots and such).
spacefn  space  remapping  keyboard  2013  karabinerelements 
september 2018 by handcoding
Hasu USB to USB Controller Converter » 1upkeyboards
“Turn almost any USB keyboard into a programmable keyboard!

“This converter, created by Hasu, allows you to change the keymap and add functions through TMK firmware.

“• NO soldering required.
“• Externally attached.
“• Add up to 7 layers and up to 32 Fn keys.
“• Supports 6KRO (or NKRO keyboards that will work in 6KRO mode).
“• Media/System control keys and ‘Fn’ key are not recognized by the converter, but will still function as originally programmed on the board.”
hasu  tmk  keyboards  remapping  2018 
august 2018 by handcoding
Individual custom layouts - My Setup - Keyboardio community
“I think it might be helpful to those of us who are planning to make our own individual custom layouts to share our ideas somewhere. I’ve made a first draft of a layout that I’d like to implement, and I’m presenting it here in case anyone is interested. No doubt I’ve made some choices here that won’t work out, and possibly some that are downright nonsensical. Everyone who is so inclined should fee free to offer suggestions and/or criticism.”
keyboardio  keyboards  2018  layouts  model01  remapping 
july 2018 by handcoding
Share your layout - Model 01 Layouts - Keyboardio community
“Because more and more people start to receive and customise their keyboards, a thread that collects people’s layouts others can learn or borrow from seems like a good idea. So here we go! Share what you have - or plan to have!

“For visual representation, one can use the online Keyboard Layout Editor 84 by forking the blank template. This is only for visuals, mind you, but a picture of a layout can tell a lot more, a lot easily, than looking at code or reading its description.”
keyboardio  keyboards  layouts  2017  remapping 
may 2018 by handcoding
Thumb key choices - Model 01 Layouts - Keyboardio community
This thread goes over some potential thumb-key-mapping strategies for Keyboardio keyboards.
keyboardio  keyboards  remapping  thumbkeys  thumbs  2017 
may 2018 by handcoding
Multi-purpose keys, and a case for small keyboards - Asylum
This post gives a pretty good rundown of the benefits of one-shot modifiers, tap-dance keys (such as hitting a key once to get “[” but twice to get “(”), and leader keys. There’s a lot of good stuff in here, and the only icing on the cake would be if the author were to have shared the firmware config file for his Keyboardio so that others could make use of this goodness too.

“The layout I use, and the one I'm aiming for are rather unconventional in a few respects. One of these is that I make heavy use of various multi-purpose keys: one-shot modifiers, tap-dance-, and leader keys.

[…]

“While I wrote about my keyboard journey numerous times, there was no single place where I summarize what I ended up with, and why. This changes now.”
keyboardio  2018  keyboards  oneshot  modifiers  tapdance  algernon  remapping  canonical  leader 
may 2018 by handcoding
Return complex modifier not working with Alfred · Issue #870 · tekezo/Karabiner-Elements
Apparently the secret to double mapping a key to both that key and a modifier (when pressed alone) is add “lazy: true” to the portion of the remapping with the modifier:

"description": "Change return to control when used as modifier, return when used alone",
"from": {
"key_code": "return_or_enter",
"modifiers": {
"optional": [
"any"
]
}
},
"parameters": {
"basic": {
"to_if_alone_timeout_milliseconds": 400
}
},
"to": [
{
"key_code": "right_control",
"lazy": true
}
],
"to_if_alone": [
{
"key_code": "return_or_enter",
"modifiers": {
"optional": [
"any"
]
}
}
],
"type": "basic"
}
karabiner  karabinerelements  2018  keyboard  mac  macos  osx  remapping 
may 2018 by handcoding
How to disable a key? · Issue #145 · tekezo/Karabiner-Elements
In Karabiner Elements, to remap a key to nothing, set it to “out”.
karabiner  karabinerelements  2018  remapping  keyboard 
may 2018 by handcoding
Microsoft Excel Mac, keyboard shortcut to edit in cell - Super User
If need be, you could try remapping Cmd+Enter to F2 in Excel using Karabiner Elements. (Granted, that might not be as convenient as just Enter, but at least you wouldn’t have to be hitting F2 all the time.)
excel  karabinerelements  macos  mac  remapping  2016 
april 2018 by handcoding
advantage/qwerty.txt at master · hkmix/advantage
This file includes a Kinesis Advantage 2 macro that appears to remap PageDown to underscore. Which might not be all that useful to you in and of itself—but that the idea of remapping an unused key to a Shift+X key is kinda intriguing.
kinesis  advantage2  remapping  macros  2018 
april 2018 by handcoding
kinesis-advantage-2/curly_brace_no_shift.txt at master · farmergreg/kinesis-advantage-2
“This mod makes it nicer to work with programming languages that use lots of curly {} braces.”
kinesis  kinesisadvantage2  remapping  github  2018 
april 2018 by handcoding
Workman/mac at master · ojbucao/Workman
“The idea of using 'dead' keys is based on assumption that pressing 2 easy keys is better than pressing 1 hard key. So to make it easier to type (programming) characters/symbols, we're going to press an easily reachable key (which will NOT output any character), release it and then press another easily reachable key to produce, say, @ character.

“In this layout the COMMA key is a dead key, pressing it will cause keyboard enter a state in which a single stroke of other keys will output a different character than normal state. After that single stroke, the keyboard returns to its normal state.

“For example, you'd press COMMA to enter the special state. Now if you strike the A key the output will be a forward slash "/". To see how to create other characters, refer to following images for more info.

“To produce the COMMA character itself, just hit SPACE after entering 'dead' state.”
workman  dead  comma  keyboards  layouts  remapping  2018 
april 2018 by handcoding
Switching command and control keys - Questions & Suggestions - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
“Try this. I built it from the thread you linked and by looking over the examples at the KE-complex_modifications GitHub repo11. I don’t have KE installed so I couldn’t actually test it.

“Best to keep each configuration in separate files and out of your main global config file. So save this into ~/.config/karabiner/assets/complex_modifications/teamviewer-swap-cmd-ctrl.json

“Go into Karabiner Preferences > Complex Modifications > Add rule then enable ‘Swap Left Control/Command only in Teamviewer’”
karabiner  karabinerelements  teamviewer  remapping  keyboard  mac  osx  2017 
march 2018 by handcoding
keyboard - Optimized Layout for Kinesis Advantage - Stack Overflow
“The 2 things I found most useful were to put the shift key under the left thumb and putting all the arrows under the right hand. This allows me to comfortably hit ctrl+shift with my thumb and move with the arrows on the other hand to select text and navigate around excel.”
kinesis  keyboard  layouts  remapping  2014 
march 2018 by handcoding
jcowgar/kinesis-advantage-2: Mappings and Macros for the Kinesis Advantage 2 keyboard
“I am a computer programmer that has many requirements normal computer users may not from their keyboard. Thus, I have many remappings and macros for my Kinesis Advantage 2 keyboard.

“I’ve setup this repository to share them and to keep my settings backed up. Here you will find many text files performing specific tasks. The Advantage 2 does not use these files. They are for reference and for building new layers. You will also find files such as qwerty.txt, 1_qwerty.txt, etc… These files the Advantage 2 does use directly.”

(Also, this is kinda neat:)
“Remap Caps to be Right Alt. The thumb keys both have Left Alt. What this does is gives me a modifier key that is not used anywhere else. Thus, I can create a ‘fake’ additional layer by pressing the Caps key and any key on the keyboard. Keys have to be programmed as a macro.”

(These bits also look kinda interesting:)
“Programming Macros
“* Caps+Enter goes to the end of the line, then presses enter. This ‘opens’ a line below the cursor.
“* Caps+Shift+Enter goes up one line, to the end of the line, then presses enter. This ‘opens’ a line above the cursor.
“* Caps+Comma goes to the end of the line, inserts a comma, and then presses enter.
“* Caps+Open Curly Brace goes to the end of the line, inserts an open curly brace, and then presses enter.”
kinesis  layouts  remapping  github  2018 
march 2018 by handcoding
keyboard - Kinesis Advantage F7 and F8 acts as email and internet buttons - Super User
To undo Kinesis’s default mapping of F7 and F8 to mail and browser (in Windows):
“To turn off settings individually, hold = and tap the appropriate key (=F7, =F8). To turn of both settings at once in this group, activate one of the master settings (=m, =p, or =w).”
kinesis  remapping  advantage  2016 
march 2018 by handcoding
Joomy Korkut - Switching to Kinesis Advantage
On remapping a Kinesis Advantage for use on a Mac:
“ I still created a macro in the keyboard that maps CapsLock to Command + Tab so that if I quickly need to go to the previous app, that is only one convenient key.”
kinesis  layouts  keyboards  2016  remapping  layoutideas 
march 2018 by handcoding
qmk_firmware/keycodes.md at master · qmk/qmk_firmware
"When defining a keymap each key needs a valid key definition. This page documents the symbols that correspond to keycodes that are available to you in QMK.

"This is a reference only. Each group of keys links to the page documenting their functionality in more detail."
ergodox  remapping  2018 
march 2018 by handcoding
DreymaR's Big Bag Of Keyboard Tricks – USB2USB edition! - User contributions - Colemak forum
"Look at those beauties, heh. I've decided to call this kind of device a QUICKIE (QWERTY USB In, Colemak Key Input Emulated)! ;-) More proper names are "USB-2-USB" or "USB to USB converter" device, as you may of course use it for non-Colemak layouts (and as my name is silly).

"This non-OS-specific solution doesn't have the full power of layout installs, but it's very interesting. A USB-to-USB device that plugs between the keyboard and whatever you're connecting your keyboard to, provides an XKB/Win/Mac/what-have-you independent solution that can accommodate many of my tricks! For people having to deal with zealous IT security rules, this may be the only solution short of getting an expensive remappable keyboard. It could let you type Colemak+Extend to, say, a PlayStation or other device where you can't control the layout directly. It could let you pair code using Colemak+Extend while your mate uses QWERTY (poor thing!) on the same computer. And it could be fun to make one yourself if you're adventurous and DIY oriented!"
keyboards  adapters  usb  remapping  2016 
march 2018 by handcoding
Home Row Computing | Many But Finite
"This post teaches you how to set up your computer so that you can generate any keystroke or key combination without taking your hands off home row (the 'asdf' row of keys). You can then use the arrow keys, page up/down, shortcuts, and more while in regular typing position. It works across applications, allowing you to type and move about much faster. I call it 'home row computing' and it's something I started doing after I learned touch typing.

"When I say "map to home row" I mean mapping to keys that can be reached while your hands remain on home row. Nearby letter keys are fine too. For example, Caps Lock+j could become the Up arrow and Caps Lock+e could become Alt+F4."
keyboards  remapping  2008  windows 
march 2018 by handcoding
nicholasknight/adv2keyboard: Personal notes and layouts for the Kinesis Advantage 2 keyboard.
“Keyboard layouts are stored in the folder called ‘active’. You’ll find ‘dvorak.txt’ and ‘qwerty.txt’. You can create additional layouts by naming them X_dvorak.txt or X_qwerty.txt where ‘X’ is any number or letter. You then switch between the layouts with Program+X. So, if you create a 2_dvorak.txt, you can switch to it with Program+2. To switch to the ‘base’ layout (that is, dvorak.txt or qwerty.txt), you just hit Program+F3 (qwerty) or Program+F4 (dvorak), just like you were switching to that mode to begin with.”

[…]

"Turns out, you can specify decimal HID keycodes in the layout files!
"I'm not sure of the exact rules, but I've been able to do, for example:
[A]>[047]
And "A" then types [. An initial attempt to just use [47] failed, I suspect it either must be at least 3 digits or zero-prefixed.

"A list of specified USB HID codes is available in a PDF on usb.org. Chapter 10, starting on page 53."
kinesis  advantage  2018  advantage2  remapping  layouts 
february 2018 by handcoding
USB Female Soarer's Converter for Mechanical Keyboards +Remapping +Macros +NKRO | eBay
“Up for buy it now is a NEW custom USB Female to USB Soarer's Keyboard Converter as pictured. Each lot is for one adapter shown and it is about 1ft in length. THESE WILL ONLY WORK FOR PS/2 COMPATIBLE USB KEYBOARDS THAT ARE BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE WITH PS/2. Most modern mechanical USB keyboards support PS/2 and will work with these. Most if not all Filco, Cooler Master, Corsair, Razer, Ducky, Leopold, and Noppoo keyboards will work. If the keyboard supports the use of a passive USB to PS/2 adapter usually about 1 inch long and all purple in color, then this will work with it.
If you are unsure if your keyboard is compatible, please message me with the brand and model number.

“Why use this with a keyboard that is already USB? Most mechanical keyboards only support NKRO over PS/2, but Soarer's Converter preserves key rollover over USB and allows remapping keys, adding macros, adding additional function layers, and being able to toggle different layouts by pressing a single key. It is plug and play, but the keyboard must be plugged into the adapter before plugging the adapter into the computer initially so that the adapter correctly senses the keyboard. These carry a 30 day return period if you are unsatisfied for ANY reason.”
usb  remapping  mac  keyboards  osx  2018 
february 2018 by handcoding
[Review] Windows Keyboard Remapping Software -- ATNSoft Key Manager • deskthority
"Finally, I stumbled upon ATNSoft, which produces several software products. I found this company because of their program, Key Remapper, which looked promising, but it lacked some of the features I was seeking. Then I noticed their premium product, Key Manager. This had all the features I had been looking for. It was intuitive and easy to use, it could store multiple profiles that could be switched without logging our or rebooting, and it enabled creation of a Fn key.

"Within minutes, I was able to create a profile for my KBP V60 keyboard that enabled me to emulate a HHKB/Mac layout. The program is just as powerful as Karabiner for the Mac, and it is actually even easier to use. Customer service is excellent. I had some questions, and tech support got back to me the next day with answers that enabled me to improve my remapping profile.”

--

(This later comment also looked promising:)
"Give TouchCursor a try: http://touchcursor.sourceforge.net/

"It's a great alternative to AutoHotKey, and it's far easier to use, very straightforward and simple, although not as deep/flexible.

"I started out using AutoHotKey to do similar things as what TouchCursor's default setting allows (using navigation cluster right at the home row via the spacebar as a FN key), but kept getting glitches. With TouchCursor, I almost never get any glitches, and it's far easier to learn/use since you don't need to do any scripting at all."
software  windows  keyboard  remapping  autohotkey  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
ATNSOFT Key Manager – Key, mouse button and key combination remapper and action assigner
"Key Manager is a more functional version of the program Key Remapper that, in addition to remapping keys and mouse buttons, has many other useful functions. For example, Key Manager allows you to remap combinations of keys and mouse buttons, key and mouse button sequences, and long presses (press and hold). You can show your actions in the form of pop-up menus that can be opened with hotkeys, record, edit, and execute macros (key sequences), emulate mouse clicks, type and paste text (including formatted text), instantly fill in forms on websites, launch programs, open websites (you can insert currently selected text into their address parameters), change the layout and case of selected text, manage the power settings of your monitor and computer, control the volume or set it at a certain level, move and resize windows, and much more."
autohotkey  windows  software  remapping  keyboard  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
7 of the best keyboard mapping software for Windows 10
(Well this looks promising-ish.)
"Key Remapper has had some rave reviews. As it has a $24.95 registration fee this isn’t freeware, but you can still add a non-registered version to Windows with more restricted options from this website page. The great thing about this software is that it enables you remap mouse buttons and keyboard keys. As such, you can add keyboard functions to mouse buttons.

"Key Remapper doesn’t have the visual keyboard GUI design in some of the alternatives. Instead, the software enables you to set up profiles so you can remap keys for alternative programs and purposes. Then users can remap buttons for profiles by double-clicking the Key Remapper window to open the options shown in the snapshot directly below. That window also includes options that enable you to configure the remapped keys to work only in specific programs. Another advantage is that this program doesn’t alter the registry scan codes for keys, so you can remap them without restarting Windows."
windows  software  keyboard  shortcuts  remapping  2017 
september 2017 by handcoding
Keyboard mappings using a PC keyboard on a Macintosh
"When you use a Windows (PC) keyboard on a Macintosh computer, the keyboard shortcuts that you use map to different keys. In particular, the primary key that is used in keyboard shortcuts in combination with other keys is frequently different. The following are the primary key substitutions on the Windows keyboard, and their Macintosh equivalents."
windows  mac  remapping  osx  canonical  2017 
july 2017 by handcoding
Hyper Key in macOS Sierra with Karabiner Elements
"I’m very glad to say that it is now possible to do a proper Hyper remap with Karabiner Elements"
karabiner  karabinerelements  2017  remapping  keyboard 
june 2017 by handcoding
Kinesis Keyboard Key Remap/Macro/Layout How-To
Interesting. So it looks like the Advantage 2 has the ability to remap key *combinations* (such as remapping F2 to Ctrl+C). It’s hard to say, though, whether you can remap one combination to another combination.
kinesis  advantage2  remapping  keyboard  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Swap control and caps lock on USB keyboards - Mac OS X Hints
"I have a similair situation - PC's and Mac's on the same KVM switch.
I am now using a Logitech Cordless Desktop - and Logitechs' drivers takes care of your problem(!) The ALT-COMMAND-CTRL keys are "swapped" so that they're place where you expect them to be on both platforms!"
kvm  keyboard  remapping  macworld  2003 
may 2017 by handcoding
How To Properly Map Keyboard Between Mac and PC when Share Mouses with Synergy | Next of Windows
This post goes over how to set up the key remappings in Synergy so that you can go between a Mac and a Windows PC.
mac  windows  synergy  remapping  keyboard  2014 
may 2017 by handcoding
[KeyMove] Control_L+hjkl to Left/Down/Up/Right · Issue #103 · tekezo/Karabiner-Elements
"I'm also missing this functionality, but for know, I reimplemented the functionality temporally (I hope) in Hammerspoon

local function keyCode(key)
return function() hs.eventtap.keyStroke({}, key) end
end

hs.hotkey.bind({"cmd", "alt"}, 'h', keyCode('left') , nil, keyCode('left'))
hs.hotkey.bind({"cmd", "alt"}, 'j', keyCode('down') , nil, keyCode('down') )
hs.hotkey.bind({"cmd", "alt"}, 'k', keyCode('up') , nil, keyCode('up') )
hs.hotkey.bind({"cmd", "alt"}, 'l', keyCode('right'), nil, keyCode('right') )
"
hammerspoon  keyboardmaestro  karabiner  2017  keyboard  remapping 
may 2017 by handcoding
Remap Your Mac's Function Keys To Do Anything You Want
"So, what could you use your unused keys for? Here’s a few ideas.

“• An Emoji Key. OS X comes with an emoji tool, but the keyboard shortcut (control+command+space) is kind of hard to remember. You can use BetterTouchTool to trigger the more complex keyboard shortcut every time you hit one of your F-number keys, for faster emoji enjoyment.

"• Launch the notification center. The old-school Dashboard had its own key on older Macs, but notifications widgets have replaced the Dashboard. There’s no key to open the Notification Center, though, so why not create one yourself?"
keyboard  remapping  karabiner  bettertouchtool  2015  functionkeys 
december 2016 by handcoding
[How to] Remap keys in macOS Sierra 10.12 : mac
This thread goes over some screenshots of settings for Keyboard Maestro to remap keys.
reddit  keyboardmaestro  keyboard  remapping  2016 
december 2016 by handcoding
macOS (10.12) compatibility · Issue #660 · tekezo/Karabiner
"I started using BetterTouchTool https://www.boastr.net/downloads/ which allows me to remap most key combinations that I used to be able to do with Karabiner. BTT includes remapping of keyboard, mouse, track pad and gestures. BTT does not let you remap the Power key or Eject key, but I posted a link a few posts up about that.

"I always preferred Karabiner over BTT but with the Sierra incompatibilty obviously had to find a work around. I look forward to Karabiner Elements being fully functional."
karabiner  mac  software  keyboard  remapping  bettertouchtool  2016 
december 2016 by handcoding
Karabiner-Elements/README.md at master · tekezo/Karabiner-Elements
"Karabiner-Elements is the subset of the next generation Karabiner for macOS Sierra."
karabiner  keyboard  mac  osx  software  10.12  sierra  remapping 
october 2016 by handcoding
keyboard - How do I simulate the Insert key in Windows on a MacBook Pro? - Ask Different
Ooh—it looks like “PC_INSERT” is the Karabiner code for sending the Insert key.
karabiner  insert  mac  software  keyboard  remapping  osx  2015 
august 2016 by handcoding
Disable Caps Lock with this Tiny & Portable Keyboard Remapping Tool | Daves Computer Tips
"MapKeyboard is a free program to remap your keyboard. Using MapKeyboard, you can alter any key on your keyboard to function as a different one or altogether disable it as well. This is an essential tool for laptop users and other people with keyboards whose keys differ from the standard 101 keyboard layout."
keyboard  remapping  software  windows  2016 
august 2016 by handcoding
Problem with rebinding Ctrl to Capslock using Autohotkey - Super User
This post offers some ideas about fixing that AutoHotkey problem where held modifiers don’t hold.
autohotkey  windows  keyboard  remapping  2010 
august 2016 by handcoding
autohotkey - Caplock remapping to modifier keys fails on keyboard repeat - Super User
(Not sure if this helps with your Autohotkey modifier bits, but here it is nonetheless.)
"This is a sort of alternative to what you are currently doing. I have made it so CapsLock simply toggles the variable cmd. Based upon this variable, your movement keys are enabled. Any of these keys can be held in order to repeat multiple times."
autohotkey  modifier  ctrl  windows  keyboard  remapping  2012 
august 2016 by handcoding
kinesis keyboard config
This keyboard remapping might not be quite to your tastes, but there’re some interesting ideas here. (And it links to this handy Kinesis layout visualizer: http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/#/layouts/a3e0e4ed3ba8062b1cfcf454436477f2)
kinesis  keyboard  remapping  2016  gist 
august 2016 by handcoding
Keyboard Layout Editor
This is a pretty awesome layout visualizer for Kinesis keyboards. (via: https://gist.github.com/pquimo/2589890)
kinesis  keyboards  2016  remapping 
august 2016 by handcoding
OSX style command keys in Windows - Scripts and Functions - AutoHotkey Community
(You might not need this post — this one looks like it might be more refined: https://autohotkey.com/board/topic/76430-altcontrol-arrow-remap/)

This forum post shares a set of AutoHotkey settings to remap Windows keys to be more Mac-like.
autohotkey  windows  mac  software  remapping  2016 
july 2016 by handcoding
Remapping Keys and Buttons
If you were to be saddled with a Windows laptop, if you can install AutoHotkey, it looks like you’ll at least be able to remap CapsLock to Ctrl.
"Capslock::Ctrl
Makes Capslock become a Control key. To retain the ability to turn Capslock on and off, add the remapping +Capslock::Capslock first. This toggles Capslock on and off when you hold down the Shift key and press Capslock. Because both remappings allow additional modifier keys to be held down, the more specific +Capslock::Capslock remapping must be placed first for it to work."
capslock  ctrl  windows  software  work  2016  remapping 
july 2016 by handcoding
GitHub - stroebjo/autohotkey-windows-mac-keyboard: AutoHotkey Mappings to emulate OSX behaviour with a Mac keyboard on Windows
"This AutoHotkey configuration file makes usual keyboard shortcuts work with an Apple keyboard on Windows. It has been testet with a german keyboard layout, but should work under different layouts as well."
windows  mac  keyboard  shortcuts  autohotkey  apps  2016  remapping 
july 2016 by handcoding
Question - Quora
This post suggests swapping the End and Option keys on a Kinesis keyboard. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
kinesis  keyboard  remapping  layouts  2016  quora 
may 2016 by handcoding
Work more efficiently on your Mac (for developers)
"[…] We can make use of Steve Losh’s idea of emulating the extra “Hyper” key introduced by the Space Cadet keyboard by defining Hyper as control+option+command+shift. Since no sane application will expect a user to hold all those keys at once, we can effectively create a new modifier key." (So.. if you had wanted to try mapping one of your keys to this "extra" modifier key, this might be worth a shot.)
karabiner  mac  osx  keyboard  shortcuts  2015  hyper  remapping 
january 2016 by handcoding
How to map your Mac’s CapsLock key to a NVDA or JAWS key in a Windows virtual machine | Marco's Accessibility Blog
"OK folks, this is hopefully it, the ultimate way to map the CapsLock key of your MacBook to be used as a NVDA or JAWS modifier key in a virtual machine running Windows."
keyboard  remapping  capslock  2015  nvda  accessibility  a11y 
december 2015 by handcoding
Karabiner/KeyCode.data at version_10.1.0 · tekezo/Karabiner
This page has a big ol' list of all of Karabiner’s key codes.
karabiner  keyboard  remapping  mac  osx  software  2015 
december 2015 by handcoding
private.xml Reference Manual - Karabiner - Software for OS X
Here’s the main documentation for Karabiner on OS X—that keyboard-remapping tool.
keyboard  remapping  osx  mac  software  2015 
november 2015 by handcoding
Change 'edit current cell' shortcut in Excel - Mac OS X Hints
"KeyRemap4MacBook [which is now called “Karabiner”] has built-in functionality for this, and it's free. (apparently it works with all Macs, not just MacBooks)
get it here: https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/

"I prefer using fn+Return to edit cells. You can do that with KeyRemap4MacBook too if you add your own settings. Follow the instructions here to add your own settings: http://pqrs.org/macosx/keyremap4macbook/document-private-xml.html”

(Hmm—maybe you could try remapping Cmd+Enter to F2 within Excel?)
excel  shortcuts  keyboard  osx  mac  software  remapping  2008 
november 2015 by handcoding
Change Excel's ‘edit in cell’ keyboard shortcut | Macworld
Oh, neat—it looks like you can use an app like Butler or iKey or Keyboard Maestro to remap key combinations on a per-app basis.
mac  keyboard  osx  remapping  software  shortcuts  2009 
november 2015 by handcoding
Setting up a Kinesis Keyboard for Mac (Justin's Technique) - Productivity - ShakaCode Forum
This post offers an intriguing Kinesis setup for making the modifier keys (Command, Option, Ctrl) available on both hands. (The bits about setting the “International” key → next window is especially intriguing.)
kinesis  keyboard  option  command  control  2015  remapping 
november 2015 by handcoding
When using the Kinesis Advantage keyboard, is it possible to press and hold the thumb keys without them terminating the keystroke? - Super User
Never mind the question so much here, but it might be worth checking out this tidbit about how this fellow remapped the modifier keys on his Kinesis:
"For example I have moved all modifier keys under the left thumb:"
kinesis  2013  stackoverflow  remapping  layouts  keyboard 
november 2015 by handcoding
Karabiner - Software for OS X
"A powerful and stable keyboard customizer for OS X. […] Prior to version 9.3.0, Karabiner was called KeyRemap4MacBook.” (With the way this beast is documented, this looks like potentially the canonical key-remapped for OS X.)

(via: http://superuser.com/questions/600809/when-using-the-kinesis-advantage-keyboard-is-it-possible-to-press-and-hold-the?rq=1)
mac  osx  2015  keyboard  software  kinesis  remapping  canonical 
november 2015 by handcoding
osx - remap kinesis keyboard with modifier keys - Super User
"Remapping only works for single key actions, you cannot map key combinations using this feature. To map a key combination to a single key, you need to use the macro feature.” (Ah — that’s good to know. So it looks like it’s possible to “remap” multi-key combinations on a Kinesis after all.)
kinesis  keyboard  remapping  layouts  2015  stackoverflow 
november 2015 by handcoding
jasonrudolph/keyboard
via @lhl: "Also there's def a crazy key customization rathole I'm saving for later..." (This one involves creating a "Hyper" and a "Super" key for yourself -- looks neat, but it’s hard to say how practical it is.) (via: http://twitter.com/lhl/status/543245269861535747)
keyboard  remapping  esc  ctrl  cmd  capslock  2014  via:lhl 
december 2014 by handcoding
A Modern Space Cadet / Steve Losh
This post goes over a setup where you CapsLock key can be Esc when you tap it but Ctrl when you hold it down—neat! (via: https://github.com/jasonrudolph/keyboard)
capslock  ctrl  cmd  keyboard  remapping  2014 
december 2014 by handcoding
Kinesis Keyboard and the Apple Command Key (George Drapeau's Weblog)
"Here is how to map from the embedded layer to the non-embedded layer. For example, mapping the Mac Clover key from the embedded layer to have it sit where the "Alt" key is"
kinesis  keyboard  remapping  2008  cmd  command  mac 
may 2014 by handcoding
An OS X US keyboard layout file with some customizations (created using Ukelele running on Snow Leopard, if that matters).
Via @meyerweb: "I created a Gist (my first ever—hold me). It’s a customized OS X keyboard layout, if you’re into that kind of thing."
keyboard  via:meyerweb  osx  mac  remapping  2013 
january 2013 by handcoding
keyboard - Optimized Layout for Kinesis Advantage - Stack Overflow
"One of the most powerful features of the Kinesis dvantage keyboards is the ability to remap keys. I've been using one for about 6 months with the Colemak layout and am loving it. Below is my layout. I primarily use Matlab. What is your optimal layout?"
kinesis  keyboard  2012  keys  remapping  stack  overflow  layouts 
october 2012 by handcoding
Mac 101: change keyboard modifier keys with a Windows keyboard - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
"For some reason the keyboard Windows key is mapped to the Mac Command key and the keyboard Alt key is mapped to the Mac Alt or option key. [...] Fortunately, there's a simple solution to this problem in the [...] Keyboard & Mouse Preference Pane. "
mac  osx  keyboard  option  command  alt  remapping 
september 2007 by handcoding
Bill Clementson's Blog: Surviving Emacs - Part 5
This post goes over one fellow's Kinesis keyboard key-remappings for getting the most out of Emacs on OS X.
keyboards  ergonomics  kinesis  mac  osx  remapping 
april 2007 by handcoding
Bill Clementson's Blog: Surviving Emacs - Part 4
This post goes over this fellow's ergonomics setup, from keyboard and keyboard stand to mousey bits.
keyboards  kinesis  remapping  pedals  ergonomics  mice 
march 2007 by handcoding
Ukelele - Keyboard Layout Editor for Mac OS X
"Ukelele aims to simplify keyboard layout editing by providing a graphical interface to .keylayout files, where the desired characters can simply be dragged onto keys as needed. (The Character Viewer or Character Palette, available in the Input menu if it has been enabled in System Preferences, and shown with Show Emoji & Symbols, is a great place to find the characters.)"
mac  osx  keyboard  freeware  software  remapping 
november 2006 by handcoding
DoubleCommand - Keyboard Remapper for OS X
"DoubleCommand is software for Mac OS X that lets you remap keys [..] Often used to make a PC keyboard more comfortable with a Mac, swapping the Alt (Option) and Windows (Command or Apple) keys"
osx  mac  software  opensource  keyboard  remapping 
september 2006 by handcoding
gnufoo.org - mapping caps lock to control in OSX Tiger
uControl is an open source app for OSX to remap keys (including mapping Caps Lock to Ctrl). It's not compatible with OSX Tiger (10.4) but the Caps Lock -> Ctrl remapping part is built-in to the OS.
osx  tiger  ucontrol  capslock  keyboard  remapping  ctrl 
may 2005 by handcoding

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