Updated Mac OS X keymap. Feedback needed

Hi everyone!

I want to introduce here a new keymap scheme that we created recently for Mac OS X users.
The main reasons for doing this are:

  1. More native key combinations for standard actions (e.g. Find, Find Next, Go to Line, Close Tab, etc.)
  2. Less conflicts with the default system key bindings, such as Exposé (F9, F10, F11) and others.

The new keymap is available in the latest EAP builds, though it is not set by default now. To activate it open IDE Settings | Keymap and select the "Mac OS X 10.5+" schema from the dropdown.
I've attached the updated reference/cheatsheet PDF that you can print, for your reference.

The feedback is highly appreciated.


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ctwise wrote:

Command-space is the default Spotlight key chord, not Control-space.

OSX Lion 10.7.4 gives me Control-Space for spotlight when I select "reset to default".

ctwise wrote:

And, out of curiosity, why do you switch between keyboard layouts? I've never used that function.

By layout I mean 'input source', i.e. language.

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For what it's worth, I tried mentally remaping "CMD on Mac" == "Ctrl on Linux and PC" and "Opt on Mac == Alt on Linux and PC" as I work on both Macs and Linux, but that just didn't work. I eventually came to terms with "Ctrl == Ctrl" and "Opt == Alt" Except for common Mac shortcuts (Cut, Copy, Paste, Undo, Print, Quit) that use CMD. I even

The maddening thing about it is that there is no right answer for training my fingers. I either mix myself up on the "common keys" which are more common in just about everything, especially using browsers, or I mess myself up in Emacs, Terminal, and Idea products. I even tried using KeyRemap4Macbook, which lets you move around the keys for a specific app. I tried swapping the Cmd and Ctrl keys on Emacs, for example. That did not work because it also reversed the global keystrokes. It was maddening trying to switch apps with Cmd Tab and having the Cmd key move depending on the app used.

I've just gotten used too it...and now I'm come to like 3 modifiers (Cmd, Ctrl, and Opt) rather than just 2 modifiers (Ctrl and Alt).


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I've downloaded it, and it works very well for me ...


Rip DVDs on Mac OS X .

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With the upcoming OLED touch on the macs it might be the right time to have a look at creating a keymap without any Function-Key at all?

Would be fine if we can find such layout together and have it available in IDEA. 

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When will this new mapping be an option for PhpStorm? 



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