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I'm used to having the Control button at the bottom left corner of the keyboard. It's a little annoying to be pressing Fn + Tab when I wanted a Control + Tab and the position of the Control button in the new Mac keyboard layout is just very uncomfortable for any finger to reach.

Does anybody know how you can make the Control and Fn buttons change function like how you can change the modifier keys in System Preferences?

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you can use KeyRemap4MacBook

http://pqrs.org/macosx/keyremap4macbook/

you can find the included prepared settings list at this address:

http://pqrs.org/macosx/keyremap4macbook/list.html.en

as you can see there is the setting for Fn Key

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Thank you! Worked like a charm. And it has many other useful settings, too! –  radj Apr 16 '13 at 9:21
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You could also add this to private.xml:

<autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::FN, KeyCode::CONTROL_L</autogen>
<autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::CONTROL_L, KeyCode::FN</autogen>

See the source for the key code values and predefined settings.

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