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Re: enter key on new Mac MBP

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  • Subject: [mg89011] Re: [mg88948] enter key on new Mac MBP
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at>
  • Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 03:10:37 -0400 (EDT)
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Found this on MacWorld:

There have been a couple of help requests for remapping the OS X  
keyboard. There's very little info out there right now about this  
topic, but I just stumbled across a bit of evidence that it should be  
possible, although more difficult than it has been in the past.

Reading the MacAddict forums, I came across a thread called OS X Key  
Mappings. In that thread, there's an email posted from Marcel  
Bresnick, the author of "PrefEdit," who also has written some OS X  
Server 1.x keyboard mapping hacks. Here's a snippet of his response on  
customizing the OS X keyboard maps:The keyboard layouts are stored in:


The * has to be replaced by the respective language name. Every  
language package contains 32 keyboard maps for _all_ keyboards, so  
there are in fact 224 (!) keyboard definitions. (This doesn't make  
sense, looks like a quick hack to implement Macintosh keyboards on top  
of Darwin...) If you want to do it right, you would have to repeat the  
keyboard redefinition for all language packages.He goes on to explain  
how to edit the files (in theory, not step-by-step). Head on over to  
MacAddict and read the rest of the Marcel's email for an overview of  
how the process would work. Warning - this editing is not for the  
timid, and if you mess up, you'll have no keyboard -- so back  
everything up first, and make sure you know how to use single-user mode!

It's a bit old, and MacAddict is long gone, but it be worthwhile  
looking in the localizations.


On May 22, 2008, at 2:35 AM, phillman5 wrote:

> Although this is really a Mac question, I am posting it here since the
> main app it applies to is Mathmatica.  My old Ti 500 PB died so I
> upgraded to a MBP. On the right side of the space bar on the PB was
> the enter key, on the MBP it is another option key.  Is  there a easy
> way to reassign this right option key back to being an enter key?

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