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Customizing the keyboard (swap any key!)
Authored by: antosha on Nov 26, '02 08:31:11PM

Hey, I haven't successfully been able to swap command with option/alt, but to swap Caps Lock and Ctrl on USB mice, you no longer need to rebuild AppleUSBKeyboard.kext, and instead can do the following, taken from From http://ella.slis.indiana.edu/~jfieber/osx/ , look below.

1. Edit /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBKeyboard.kext/Contents/Info.plist and add:

<key>Swap control and capslock</key>
<integer>1</integer>

under IOKitPersonalities/AppleUSBKeyboard. You can, of course, use the PropertyListEditor application that comes with the developer tools to add the property.

2. Remove the file /System/Library/Extensions.mkext. This is a device driver cache. The modified AppleUSBKeyboard driver will not be loaded if this exists. The next reboot will rebuild this file with the modified AppleUSBKeyboard driver. (And the reboot will take a bit longer than normal as it builds the file.)

3. Reboot.

Swiping Option/Command

I tried to use Swipe command option, but it doesn't work. I suspect that I don't have the right names for those keys. Any ideas?

Anthony

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