Paging all Mac gurus

by Suw on May 29, 2005

I used to run UControl on my PowerBook, which allowed me to both switch my USB mouse to left-handed and remap the Mac's fn-delete (i.e. delete the character to the right of the cursor) to shift-delete. UControl doesn't work in Tiger, and I can't find a way to remap fn-delete to shift-delete. I know I could use ctrl-D instead, but that doesn't seem to work in FireFox.
The trouble with the fn-delete combination is that those keys are as far apart on the Mac keyboard as it is possible to get, residing as they do in opposite corners. I write so much, and am so used to shift-delete, that it's really frustrating to have to switch over to a clumsy and awkward set of key-strokes instead of my nice, smooth, one-handed shift-delete.
Does anyone have a fix for me?

Anonymous May 30, 2005 at 5:47 am

Hmmm funny you ask. On another blog, by a French guy, we were discussing the possibility of remapping a key to the ? sign, as it is kind of cumbersome to type. I have been looking into it, and apparently it should be possible. Will let you know if I find more…

Anonymous May 30, 2005 at 8:28 am

Thanks DDA. If I find anything out I will blog it. 🙂

Anonymous May 31, 2005 at 1:59 pm

Suw, on another note but Mac related, have you seen this:
Apparently Apple has succumbed to the dark side and if you insert into your new computer a copy protected music disc, it can freeze the computer, disallow ejection and rebooting, and void your Apple Care. So, don't try anything out of the ordinary, eh!

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