I am using a keyboard mapping application on Mountain Lion to map combinations like CMD+v to CTRL+v as I'm from a Windows background. However its a bit a hit and miss. For instance Finder still uses CMD+v as does Ableton. Does anyone know how to map these keyboard combinations properly?

  • What keyboard mapping application are you using? Are you aware that you can also set keyboard shortcuts in the System Preferences? Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts -> Application Shortcuts and make a new shortcut for all applications that refers to the menu item Paste and is CTRL+v. – Saaru Lindestøkke Aug 10 '14 at 23:10
  • I've done this but in the case of Finder the Menu Item is called "Copy Filename" e.g. if the file I was trying to copy was test.txt it would say "Copy test.txt". The menu item name is is changing depending on the filename being copied. I suspect this is what the problem is. Does anyone have a solution? – Chris Aug 11 '14 at 20:41
  • I think the simple question I want to ask is - is there a way of mapping the copy and paste commands across all applications on a Mac so I can use the control key instead of the command key – Chris Aug 11 '14 at 21:33
  • Does this solve it? – Saaru Lindestøkke Aug 11 '14 at 21:52
  • Yes but it messes up the keyboard layout when using RDP into a Windows Machine so I wrote a script which swaps the keyboard layout so I can quickly change it when I have to work in a virtual machine. I'll see how that works. – Chris Aug 13 '14 at 8:00

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