Anyone know how to map terminal keys?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by knome, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. knome macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2006
    I dropped my laptop and the 1 control key is the only key broken and its now impossible to use the terminal for anything anymore. Is there a way i can remap the control key to something else within terminal?
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009

    go to the preferences for terminal, theres a section for keyboard shortcuts.

    I don't know much about it though, looks like control keys are coded as a backslash and 3 numbers. google would probably help in that dept.
  3. mslide macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2007
    The easiest way is to remap your caps lock key to a control key. I do this on all my computers to make life easier on my hands. Really nice if you use Screen, Vim or Emacs all the time. I never use the normal control key anymore.

    System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Modifier Keys and you'll see where you can modify it. There are a few other keys you can modify there as well.

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