Caps lock key as Command setting lost on Reboot

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BiggAW, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. BiggAW macrumors 68030

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    Thread title says it all. Ever since I started doing this with my new Microsoft Natural 4000 board, I can't seem to manage to keep the setting on a reboot. I did install Microsoft's software, but it doesn't seem to have a setting for this part, it leaves that to Sys Prefs.

    I absolutely love having Caps Lock as command, but its a real pain to keep going into Sys Prefs and changing it after ever reboot. For anyone who hasn't tried this setting out, it's a great use of that otherwise useless peice of plastic that says "caps lock" on it.

    Any ideas on how to make it stick?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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    Look into DoubleCommand. I use it to make my right Option key into a Control key (makes Spaces 10x easier for me, I can switch using one hand).

    Actually, try repairing permissions first, if it used to work with the Microsoft software and doesn't now.

    jW
     
  3. BiggAW thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the feedback! I used to use DoubleCommand on the iBook, I was remapping something to ctrl for the right-click, that god that's not an issue with the Macbook!

    I'll have to try those two when I get home, I may just get DoubleCommand anyways to see if there are any other options I am interseted in. I didn't realize how useful caps lock as cmd would be until I saw it in there, and figured "what the heck, I may as well make the key do something". I used to just turn off the caps lock, since it is such a PITA.

    I was never able to make Spaces make any sense. It looks so visually appealing, but in terms of use, I just went right back to Expose, now with hot corners so that I can select another window with a motion and a single click. Expose on a 1080p screen isn't too bad looking either. :D
     
  4. BiggAW thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately, DoubleCommand doesn't have the setting in it, because it's already in OSX.

    I tried repairing disk permissions to no avail. Reinstalling the Microsoft keyboard program didn't work.

    The weird part is, if I go into the modifier keys in the keyboard assignments, it still shows the Caps Lock key functioning as Command, and all I have to do is press OK- not actually select anything, and it starts working again.

    Any ideas? Is there a script I could run on login that would be invisible to me but force the setting on every login?

    Is there any other way to edit the setting? I'm out of ideas here...
     

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