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Remapping Copy & Paste

asked 2012-06-02 12:39:08 -0500

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I use a Mac at work and Fedora at home. Right now, my muscle memory is confused when I try to copy and paste. Is there a way to remap Copy, Paste, and creating a new tab in a browser (cmd+t) to alt+c, alt+v, and alt+t?

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answered 2012-06-03 06:41:53 -0500

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You can create custom shortcuts in Gnome3 in the "keyboard" utility under system settings.

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@ztank1013: down vote the answer then? I still think this is a good solution for his system wide requirements though.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-06-03 09:43:17 -0500 )edit

I assumed that copy paste would be listed there as well and could be modified. Just checked, and they aren't. Not sure why. :/

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2012-06-03 14:01:01 -0500 )edit
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answered 2012-06-02 14:39:24 -0500

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updated 2012-06-02 14:44:50 -0500

If you are using Firfox you may want to install Customizable Shortcuts add-on (currently it is at 0.5.10 version) to switch to meta+t instead of the default ctrl+t.

After installing open the "Preferences" dialog and go to the "Shortcuts" section. To change a shortcut select a row, click on the "Edit" button (alternatively you can double-click on the right column) and enter your desired key combination.

A little more help can be found here maybe...

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9242794/remapping-keyboard-shortcuts-copy-paste-etc-to-alt-key-instead-of-ctrl

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