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Add a second command key to your PowerBook System
Have a PowerBook or iBook with only one command key? Wishing that the enter key could be used as a second command key instead, even in Mac OS X 10.1?

Well now you can!

There's a kernel extension written by Michael Baltaks on his mac.com homepage that remaps the enter key to perform as a command key.

Check it out.

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Mr. Baltaks is the Man
Authored by: sjonke on Oct 18, '01 01:59:53PM

What more needs to be said?



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Mr. Baltaks is the Man
Authored by: sssss on Oct 18, '01 06:02:23PM

This program is great - I've been using it for an hour or two now.

But, it's a little sketchy. The new enter/command key does not act like the original all the time. It 'sticks' occassionally. And is just a little strange.
I hope development continues, cause this is reeallly helpful.



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Mr. Baltaks is the Man
Authored by: miggins on Oct 21, '01 08:37:00AM

Yes, the first version had some problems. I've uploaded version 1.1 that fixes a large number of bugs, and it seems to work much better now. Check the link in the story for the latest version.



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option key
Authored by: baba on Oct 19, '01 09:01:32PM

The problem on the newer Ibook, of course, is not the lack of a second command key, but the lack of a second function key.
This is necessary for the commonly used page-up, page-down, home, and end commands. Can this app be modified to
accommodate this?



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option key gets my vote
Authored by: elmer-12 on Mar 26, '03 04:44:56PM

this is true for the 12-inch PB as well



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Add a second command key to your PowerBook
Authored by: miggins on Sep 17, '03 02:39:56AM

Just in case anyone stumbles accross this story later, the new home for DoubleCommand is http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/



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Add a second command key to your PowerBook
Authored by: thoughton on Apr 20, '04 06:50:59PM

DoubleCommand is fantastic! I've always thought it was idiotic to have to use two hands to page-up and page-down. Re-mapping Enter to Function is the perfect solution - you have no idea how long I've been looking for a solution to this! And having Home and End go the beginning and end of lines, rather than documents, is great too. Thanks!



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