Remapping Spacebar (broken key)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by uly81, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. uly81 macrumors newbie

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    Oct 15, 2008
    #1
    hi all,

    with the uninspiring new macbook lineup i will have to use my old last-gen macbook a little longer. unfortunately, it had a redwine accident some time ago after which the spacebar stopped working (i even took it off and tried to clean but the little plastic thingy just doesnt register clicks any more)

    being defeated on the hardware side i decided to approach the problem on the software level, but cannot find a nice tool to remap another key to the spacebar (e.g. right command key = space). ideal would be something simple like xmodmap (does this work in plain mac os x?!) but a graphical tool would be nice too.

    i found tools for mapping keys but none could map space and my best workaround so far was using a tool which fires of a macro on certain key combinations (the macro being "print a space char") but this is awkward an unresponsive.

    anyone have a better tip?

    thanks!
     
  2. uly81 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks but when i checked it out it seems like it does not support remapping the space key... or did i just miss that setting somewhere?
     

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