Monday, November 02, 2009

cmd-key-happy -- swap cmd and alt keys in

Swap cmd and alt (or command and option) keys in Mac OS X using cmd-key-happy

This program allows you to swap the command and alt (or option) keys in any application, but in particular This can be extremely handy when ssh'ing into other UN*X boxes and running "emacs -nw". It also allows you to have the traditional readline navigation work properly when using Bash (i.e., alt-backspace, alt-f, alt-b, etc).

The decision to swap the keys is based on a customizable script (Lua) and this also allows you to exclude certain key combinations per application. For example, "cmd-tab" is an exclusion in my Lua script regardless of which application is running; I still want this key combination to cycle the active set of applications.

The motivation for this program was the many years of hitting alt-<something> in Linux only to find that it does not generate the same behaviour in Having the ability to run "emacs -nw" from within is now useable!

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Wherefore art thou Tiger? Posted by Hello

Follow Me! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

My PowerBook. Il mort.

Oh No! My PowerBook intermittently switches itself off. It just goes futz. I wonder if the addition of Tiger is a mere coincidence. That aside, I need to get it repaired so if you know of a good reputable UK repair centre I'm all ears!

Kick Off

Is this the beginning?