Remapping Control and Caps Lock on Mac II Extended keyboard

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John DiMarco

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Jun 26, 1990, 11:45:45 AM6/26/90
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I'm not happy with Apple's extended keyboard (Mac IIx) layout, particularly
the fact that (IMHO) the CAPS LOCK key is where the Control Key should be
and vice versa.

Anybody have anything to remap the CAPS LOCK key to Control and the Control
Key to CAPS LOCK?

Thanks,
John
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Robert Knauerhase

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Jun 28, 1990, 3:56:30 PM6/28/90
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In article <90Jun26.114...@ois.db.toronto.edu> j...@db.toronto.edu (John DiMarco) writes:
>I'm not happy with Apple's extended keyboard (Mac IIx) layout, particularly
>the fact that (IMHO) the CAPS LOCK key is where the Control Key should be
>and vice versa.

Forget the IMHO. Control belongs to the left of the <A> key, no matter
what IBM says. :)

>Anybody have anything to remap the CAPS LOCK key to Control and the Control
>Key to CAPS LOCK?

If so, _please_ let us all know. I have a utility for MeSs-DOS machines
that does this, and would really enjoy one on the Mac as well.

>John DiMarco j...@db.toronto.edu or j...@db.utoronto.ca
>University of Toronto, CSRI BITNET: jdd%db.toro...@relay.cs.net
>(416) 978-8609 UUCP: {uunet!utai,decvax!utcsri}!db!jdd

Rob
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Jim Walker

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Jun 29, 1990, 10:26:00 AM6/29/90
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When I saw the original question, I replied by mail; now that someone else
asked, I decided to reply to the net. I can tell you how to remap the keys
with the help of ResEdit, but I must say that I think it would drive me
crazy to have a control key that locks.

0. Start up ResEdit.

1. Create a new file, call it "Ctrl<->Capslock".

2. Open your System file, copy the KCHR resource, close the
System file, and paste the KCHR into "Ctrl<->Capslock".

3. Do a Get Info on the KCHR and change its name (say, to
"Ctrl<->Capslock", and its ID (say, to 500.)

4. Open the KCHR. Hold down the Control key, click on Table 2,
and click OK. Hold down the Caps lock key, click on Table 7,
and click OK. Hold down Control and option, click on Table 5,
and click OK. Then close the KCHR and save the changes.

5. If you have Suitcase or Master Juggler, open the file
"Ctrl<->Capslock". Otherwise you'll need to install your new
KCHR into the System file.

6. Open the Control Panel and select Keyboard. You should see
the new keyboard layout as one of the choices, which you can
click to select.

Possibly some applications might look at key codes rather than
character codes. You would have to modify the KMAP resource to
fool them. See Tech Note 160.
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