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Re: MacVim, remapping Alt-key as Ctrl-key

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  • Aaron Cruz
    ... Here is an excerpt from my .vimrc that may get you started. Sorry not more specific, buit I don t have time for experimenting. Plus, this snippet is useful
    Message 1 of 7 , Mar 8, 2013
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      On Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:19:59 PM UTC+1, bobby wankenoby wrote:
      > I am a MacVim user, and I would like to know if it's possible to make the Alt-Option key behave as a Ctrl key.
      >
      > Thanks for your time gentlemen.

      Here is an excerpt from my .vimrc that may get you started. Sorry not more specific, buit I don't have time for experimenting.
      Plus, this snippet is useful as well :)

      The key mappings are
      M = Cmd
      D = Option
      C = Ctrl

      """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""
      " Move a line of text using ALT+[jk] or Comamnd+[jk] on mac
      nmap <M-j> mz:m+<cr>`z
      nmap <M-k> mz:m-2<cr>`z
      vmap <M-j> :m'>+<cr>`<my`>mzgv`yo`z
      vmap <M-k> :m'<-2<cr>`>my`<mzgv`yo`z

      if has("mac") || has("macunix")
      nmap <D-j> <M-j>
      nmap <D-k> <M-k>
      vmap <D-j> <M-j>
      vmap <D-k> <M-k>
      endif
      """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

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    • bobby wankenoby
      Yes, I couldn t find a way of doing it in MacVim, but you are right Chris, KeyRemap4Macbook did the trick. It is a FANTASTIC piece of software, the
      Message 2 of 7 , Mar 8, 2013
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        Yes, I couldn't find a way of doing it in MacVim, but you are right Chris,
        KeyRemap4Macbook did the trick. It is a FANTASTIC piece of software, the
        documentation is just excellent, I recommend it to everybody in difficult
        mapping situations.
        It allows you to customize mappings for each app, in an xml file that you
        can open from inside the app. It's absolutely poka-yoke.
        This is what I wrote in private.xml, for my situation:

        <appdef>
        <appname>MacVim</appname>
        <equal>org.vim.MacVim</equal>
        </appdef>


        <item>
        <name>Change Right Option key to Control</name>
        <identifier>private.remap_rightOption_to_control</identifier>
        <only>MacVim</only>
        <autogen>__KeyToKey__ KeyCode::OPTION_R, KeyCode::CONTROL_R</autogen>
        </item>

        Problem solved!




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