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Remap a key on keyboard?

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bythecshore Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Mar 1, 2009 2:16 PM
I'm doing a bunch of data entry and would like to have a tab key on the right side of my keyboard. For example, I'd like to re-map the "F19" to to be a tab key.

Is this possible?
iMac 2.46 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8), iPhone 3G, Dell laptop at work;
  • hpr3 Level 5 Level 5 (5,700 points)
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    Mar 1, 2009 3:29 PM (in response to bythecshore)
    See System Preferences>Keyboard & Mouse>Keyboard Shortcuts.
    hpr3
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 800 MHz PowerPC G4 LaCie Ext.HD
  • hpr3 Level 5 Level 5 (5,700 points)
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    Mar 1, 2009 3:57 PM (in response to bythecshore)
    Try the ? button in the KeyBoard Shortcuts window which will take you to Help. I'm afraid my knowledge is limited in this area and maybe someone with more expertise will come along to help you.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 800 MHz PowerPC G4 LaCie Ext.HD
  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,565 points)
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    Mar 1, 2009 7:53 PM (in response to bythecshore)
    I'll let you sort these out if there's an answer in them.

    [http://davespicks.com/writing/programming/mackeys.html]

    [Apple developer site key binding information|http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/EventOver view/TextDefaultsBindings/chapter9_section2.html]

    [http://xlr8yourmac.com/tips/remapfunctionkeys.html]

    [DoubleCommand|http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net> is software for Mac OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys. Has a preset variety of key modifier remappings, specifically for adapting PC keyboards to Mac users.

    [Ukelele Mac OS X Keyboard Layout Editor|http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=ukelele] - mostly useful for character, not function mapping.

    [See post #9 re. Quicksilver|http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6126_102-0.html?forumID=10&threadID=928 87&messageID=1048712] - programming hotkeys for applications
    G4 Quicksilver dual 800 MHz 2x120 GBHDs 1.5GBRAM dual-boot 10.4.11 9.2.2, 2 G3 beiges, IIci
  • farrago Calculating status...
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    May 28, 2009 11:02 AM (in response to bythecshore)
    I tried quicksilver and KeyCue and finally landed on a free program called "Spark". I used it to make a hot key that launches an application, but it had a lot more hotkey features and it was free.

    -T
    g5 laptop, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,670 points)
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    May 28, 2009 11:37 AM (in response to farrago)
    Thanks for the great tip farrago!

    Spark...

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22675

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