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Mapping volume and eject keys to 3rd-party keyboard
Authored by: bglnelissen on May 19, '11 08:14:36AM

KeyRemap4MacBook does a nice job.

I was remapping my keys because of some issues with the right sided shift key that was stuck. I opened the machine (new plastic macbook) to try get out the keyboard to see what was wrong but unfortunately I did not have the proper screwdrivers and therefor could not take out the keyboard. This was when I thought of remapping the right shift key.

In search for remapping software i found out that the Left and Right shift key have the same 'key code', the system sees both keys as the same. So I had to disable them both. I tried 'Ukelele' but I could not got it to remap the shift key. Than i tried 'KeyRemap4MacBook' which did a nice job. I remapped another (unused) key to the shift key.

Oh, by the way, booting with your shiftkey down gets you in 'Save Mode'. Very annoying when the key is stuck... Holding down the esc key just after the chime will prevent this and will give you a normal boot.

Edited on May 19, '11 08:15:49AM by bglnelissen

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Mapping volume and eject keys to 3rd-party keyboard
Authored by: Anonymous on May 19, '11 10:24:58AM

Very good info. Thanks.

KeyRemap4MacBook looks like it would be very handy all round. There's a 10.5 version, which I hope means it's PPC -- my old PowerBook is still very useful, and with this I could remap [`~] to shift, and the top-left [] to `~. No hope for the Return key and [\|] though...

Which idiot designed the UK keyboard anyway? Just print the sign next to #, and next to @ and be done with it, reducing costs along the way.

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