As you may have gathered from some of my previous posts, I'm someone who really likes to optimize their tools. This includes remapping some of my keys, e.g. with Karabiner-Elements on macOS.
Here are 3 of my favorite remappings:
- Caps Lock as ⌫. I don't really have a need for Caps Lock, so I remapped it to a second backspace key.
- Shift + ⌫ as forward delete. Mac keyboards don't have a Del key, and Fn + ⌫ isn't super fun to type. Given that I already use Caps Lock as backspace, I now have an easy way to forward delete on a Mac keyboard.
Left Shift as ( and Right Shift as ): Shift doesn't do much most of the time and as a software developer I often need parenthesis. So while holding Shift and pressing another letter behaves just like before, pressing Left Shift by itself will insert
(and Right Shift will insert
). Additionally Right Shift + Space will result in
Do you use custom keyboard mappings? If yes, what are they?