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Remap modifier keys, shut off 'Caps Lock'


uControl is a keyboard remapper and more. Meaning, those useless keys can now be reused, remapped, or reduced.

Never ceases to amaze me how profoundly one tiny change can improve your life.

See, I hate the ‘caps lock’ key. Always have. It’s a pointless artifact of typewriters that conspires to make me look like a maniac. I type quickly and wrecklessly, so it used to be pretty common to realize way too late that several lines of text were WAY OVER CAPITALIZED. Well, no more, friend.

uControl is a PreferencePane that, first and foremost, lets you set the ‘caps lock’ key to null. As if that weren’t enough, you can also remap any of your modifier keys to whatever makes the most sense to you. Powerbook users in particular may find much to like in this.

Personally I’m just glad that people think I’ve stopped YELLING at them.

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sidetrack is probably my favorite...

sidetrack is probably my favorite 'app'/driver/hack/os x customization, followed immediately by QS of course. Coming from a windows world, 'right click' is ingrained. so having to hit ctrl and click was a nuisance. tapping the trackpad is a beautiful solution for me. course anytime someon use's my computer, their feather touch on the trackpad drives them crazy with contextual menu pop-ups. ;)

alas, another AWESOME prefpane I just stumbled upon recently (sorry, can't remember where else I'd ref the src) is autopairs. (http://www.jwwalker.com/pages/autopairs.html) it's mostly useful for coding, but somewhat in normal typing as well. whenever you type a '(' or '[' or '"' it automatically prints the closing ')' ']' or '"' AFTER your cursor. it's a little odd at first, but after a couple times it's natural. in normal typing it's marginally useful, but in coding it's great for those who are forgetful about closing their brackets etc.




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