Recently I wrote a post on how to remap your Caps Lock key in a context sensitive way using KeyRemap4MacBook. Since then (just now) I have started to use my Mac laptop with an external keyboard. Not anticipating any issues, I got a little scared when the key remap I’d spent a while investigating and setting up didn’t work. It is with great relief that I now post the solution. You also get a bonus tip if you make it to the end of the post.
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve owned a Mac, but now I’m happily back in Apple’s clutches. During the intervening period between owning my last Mac and this one, I fell in love with remapping the Caps Lockkey to be another control key. Given that I spend a fair chunk of my day in Vim and a terminal, this saves alot of strain on my pinky finger and puts an otherwise useless key to good use. However, now that I’m back in Mac land I faced a dilemma: should Caps Lock be the control key, or the command key. You see, I’ve become very use to hitting caps+c/v to copy and paste, but Apple, bless their infinite wisdom, have a command key that is used for this purpose. What’s a geek todo?