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Greg Hausheer

No words necessary.

Escape Key

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Ben Sinclair

The newest MacOS lets you remap capslock to escape, so it'll work like real operating systems.

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Alex Wolkov

You can do this with karabiner on all OS versions
And even take it to a crazy level with this: github.com/Vonng/Capslock

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Frido

Best experience I got for me was remapping § (non_us_backslash) to esc with karabiner. The only downside is I sometimes miss the escape key on mechanical keyboards, because I got used to it..
karabiner mapping
Edit: Whoops, just realised this only makes sense for non US layouts (I'm using a Swiss layout). Guess you need your ~ key, this is what my top-left key looks like:
swiss layout

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Ben Sinclair

You kinda can. I couldn't get karabiner to work with the latest versions.
It's weird what gets changed in MacOS versions. For every thing they fix they bring in some other unnecessary restriction.

Apple don't use ISO layouts, so their "UK" keyboard is a half US, half UK and half Stargate DHD.

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rhymes

Are you saying Karabiner doesn't work with macOS Catalina? Another reason not to upgrade :D I'm using a fantastic Microsoft Keyboard with Mac and Karabiner is essential :D

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Ben Sinclair

I'm not certain if it does now; it didn't when I upgraded.

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Gualtiero Frigerio

Ditto. Finally I can hit a physical ESC key on my 16" MBP, I'm ok with the TouchBar but they should have put a separate ESC key from the beginning.

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Adam Crockett

♥️x1000

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Sabin Pandelovitch

Thanks to that, I can have the thing I missed most on the Mac keyboard
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Frido

When you press fn and backspace the same time this works by default

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Sabin Pandelovitch

Everyday something new. And I even searched for this, and all my colleagues have Mac and no one told me about this... Anyway I like the touchbar and the fact that it can be configured(via 3rd party apps) in any way you want.

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Brian Rinaldi

Seriously! That whole bar seems designed to allow me to accidentally click on Siri when I do not want to but have difficulty clicking on a button that I actually want to click.

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Adam Crockett

My god, every bloody day. Do you want to use Siri? Noooo!!!

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Louis

You can remove Siri from the touchbar in the system preferences. First thing I did when I got my mbp:D

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Matthew Daly

This is a very apt metaphor for the whole Apple ecosystem.

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Peyton McGinnis

Best comment I've seen all week.

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@lukeocodes 🕹👨‍💻

This is what USB mechanicals are for!