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I'm a long-time PC and Linux user. Recently, I was given a mac mini (Yosemite) for my job. I've still got my full-size PC keyboard (with number pad).
There are several differences. The biggest one is control key is used as command on windows. The physical location of command (right below ZXCV keys) is physically discomforting for me to use. It's just too tight of a space for two of my sausage fingers to fit in. So I remapped the ctrl-key to command. This works, and is comfortable, except when I need to use control, because I do a lot of terminal stuff (ctrl-X(background), D(EOF), C(break),O) I don't know where I remap actual control to. I thought option as alt, but that does not work.
Additionally I use home and end keys quite a lot in terminal or chrome, and these don't function as in windows. Hitting end while typing in this box, it takes me to the bottom of the page. Hitting end in terminal takes me to the end of the scroll-back buffer. Previously, on my PC it would take me to the end of the current command, not the top of the scroll-back buffer.
Modifier keys (Sys Prefs: Keyboard: Modifier Keys):
Right of backspace I have:
Ins Home PgUp
Del End PgDn
Bottom Row of keys:
Ctrl Win Alt Space Alt Menu Ctrl
Can I use Ctrl for both Option and Ctrl (when I set Ctrl to both Command and Control, it only does one)
How can I get home and end to work per line, not per screen
I' don't mind remapping the terminal key, is that is possible, though I am using iTerm as well as regular terminal.