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I've switched my Ctrl and Cmd key to replicate my hotkeys on Windows. I've fixed my home and end keys to behave as I'd like and now all that's left is remapping my Cmd+ and Cmd+ to behave properly.

So far - tried a bunch of things suggested on StackOverflow and really can't get it to work. I've tried:

  • Possible to move the cursor word-by-word with Cmd+left/right instead of Alt+left/right? (accepted answer and KeyBindingsEditor program).
  • The following in my ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict (from http://heisencoder.net/2008/04/fixing-up-mac-key-bindings-for-windows.html):

    {
    "\UF729"   = "moveToBeginningOfLine:";                       /* Home         */
    "@\UF729"  = "moveToBeginningOfDocument:";                   /* Cmd  + Home  */
    "$\UF729"  = "moveToBeginningOfLineAndModifySelection:";     /* Shift + Home */
    "@$\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfDocumentAndModifySelection:"; /* Shift + Cmd  + Home */
    "\UF72B"   = "moveToEndOfLine:";                             /* End          */
    "@\UF72B"  = "moveToEndOfDocument:";                         /* Cmd  + End   */
    "$\UF72B"  = "moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection:";           /* Shift + End  */
    "@$\UF72B" = "moveToEndOfDocumentAndModifySelection:";       /* Shift + Cmd  + End */
    "\UF72C"   = "pageUp:";                                      /* PageUp       */
    "\UF72D"   = "pageDown:";                                    /* PageDown     */
    "$\UF728"  = "cut:";                                         /* Shift + Del  */
    "$\UF727"  = "paste:";                                       /* Shift + Ins */
    "@\UF727"  = "copy:";                                        /* Cmd  + Ins  */
    "$\UF746"  = "paste:";                                       /* Shift + Help */
    "@\UF746"  = "copy:";                                        /* Cmd  + Help (Ins) */
    "@\UF702"  = "moveWordBackward:";                            /* Cmd  + LeftArrow */
    "@\UF703"  = "moveWordForward:";                             /* Cmd  + RightArrow */
    "@$\UF702" = "moveWordBackwardAndModifySelection:";   /* Shift + Cmd  + Leftarrow */
    "@$\UF703" = "moveWordForwardAndModifySelection:";   /* Shift + Cmd  + Rightarrow */
    }
    

Any ideas why this won't work for me?

  • So, do you want a fix, or do you want to know why your described method is not working? – CousinCocaine May 25 '15 at 15:41
  • @CousinCocaine A fix would be preferred. – kyle.stearns May 26 '15 at 19:19
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    Looked at Karabiner? pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/index.html.en – CousinCocaine May 27 '15 at 9:19
  • Both options work for me. I even did a straight copy from your posted code. Remember for the effects to take place you must logout and back in. – markhunte May 31 '15 at 9:39
  • @markhunte That is interesting. Can I double-check? To test it, did you switched the CTRL and CMD key as described and saved the dict to ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict , logged out and back in and now you can jump words with CMD-arrow? – user128544 May 31 '15 at 9:52
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I know that you are trying to do this via KeyBindings, but here is an alternative method using Keyboard Maestro:

Keyboard Maestro to remap keys

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