AMITIAE - Sunday 19 January 2014
Cassandra: Remapping Keys - A Useful Primer
By Graham K. Rogers
The use of keystrokes is an important way for power user to be at their most efficient: using a key combination is much quicker than resorting to a mouse and the pull-down menus. It is also valuable to know certain key combinations for processes when a Mac is started up. A number of links are available at the bottom of the page.
While most users will be content with using the default key combinations for tasks when working in applications, there are some power users who will want to take this further and remap keys: changing them to have new functions.
Matthew's clear explanations of the syntax used for making such changes to the necessary files may be a little complex for some not used to coding or command line work. Those who are capable of, and interested in such work will find this a useful resource.
Key Commands on a MacKey Commands on a Mac (1): Outline and Applications
Key Commands on a Mac (2): Startup keys and Some Suggestions for Their Use
Key Commands on a Mac (3): More Startup keys and Suggestions for Use
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.
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