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DoubleCommand
DoubleCommand
3.7

DoubleCommand overview

DoubleCommand is software for OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys, in other words, change the way your keyboard works. Often used to make a PC keyboard more comfortable with a Mac, swapping the Alt (Option) and Windows (Command or Apple) keys, since they are in swapped positions on Mac and PC keyboards. DoubleCommand is a quick and easy way to fix this if you use a PC keyboard with your Mac. Called DoubleCommand because originally it was used to give the old PowerBooks a second Command key, where there was an enter key.

What’s new in version 1.7

Updated on Oct 27 2013

Version 1.7:
  • Support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and dropping support for 10.4 and 10.5.
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Information

License

Free

Size

186 KB

Downloads

32490

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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Guest
Guest
Oct 23 2015
1.7
0.0
Oct 23 2015
0.0
Version: 1.7
Absolutely great app but unfortunately it has problems with 10.10 and 10.11 (doesn't start on system startup). See discussion and possible solutions at https://github.com/mbaltaks/doublecommand/issues/23
DaveM4638
DaveM4638
Jul 5 2014
1.7
5.0
Jul 5 2014
5.0
Version: 1.7
Works very well for me. Using currently with Snow Leopard and Mavericks. Easy to set up and allows adjustment of modifier keys - in my case, so Mac keyboard same as Windows. Unfortunately I have to use Windows at work and no longer able to remap keyboard there (with the tonne of encryption and other security forced on us), so had to do so on Macs at home. Keys I wished to switch, so match at home and work, are already pre-set up as simple checkbox option. Now I just have 10+ years to unlearn position of cmd key!!!
clakes
clakes
Oct 27 2013
1.7
0.0
Oct 27 2013
0.0
Version: 1.7
Wow. Update for 10.9 some days after I've moved to KeyRemap4MacBook (which in turn is more complete). Not going back to DC, sorry, but I must admit that it always perfromed well ever before, so I would still recommend it.
TomO5207
TomO5207
Aug 21 2013
1.6.9
1.0
Aug 21 2013
1.0
Version: 1.6.9
My experience was exactly similar to Jeff-H, my keyboard seized up and no keystroke would make any contact with the computer. When I went to uninstall Double Command my computer asked me for a password to trash, which I couldn't provide as my keyboard wouldn't function to let me enter it! Eventually I managed to uninstall the components from Applications, User-Preferences, ~Library/Startup Items and ~Library/Launch Items, using the computer in Target Mode (having set it with mouse-click to restart in such in System Preferences/Startup mode; and trashing the components from my laptop to which my desktop with keyboard was attached. My only comment to add is that I already had KeyRemap4MacBook installed, though i had disabled it. But perhaps the issue was a conflict there. At any rate I have gone back to using my forward-slash as forward-delete using KeyRemap4MacBook and won't let Double Command on the computer again.
Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
Nov 14 2011
1.6.9
0.0
Nov 14 2011
0.0
Version: 1.6.9
I wouldn't make this a negative review as my experience may be my own and an isolated problem. DC did not work for me. It rendered the keyboard unusable, and I plugged in 3 different types to test, my Logitech solar, my aluminum BT Apple keyboard, and the Aluminum extended Apple key. I got nothing from any of them. It may be due to the several startup items and several devices (external hard drives), and two powered hubs. I had a bit of a freakout moment where I had no keys, uninstalled DouleCommand, restarted, and viola, all was right again. Again, this was my experience.
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Oct 29 2011
1.6.9
5.0
Oct 29 2011
5.0
Version: 1.6.9
Excellent little utility. I need Option/alt key on the right, instead of the Enter key on some older macs, even some intels had this key. It allows a most comfortable customization. Note to those who say they cannot activate it: you must go to the upper right side of the utility, activate it for the whole system or the logged in user, otherwise it does not work, but this is clear enough when you look at the interface.
Thyx
Thyx
Feb 21 2011
1.6.9
3.0
Feb 21 2011
3.0
Version: 1.6.9
No uninstall button in the PrefPane. Less features than the mislabeled KeyRemap4MacBooks (even if I have a MacBook). Totally ok, but only 2nd place for me.
Adrienalain
Adrienalain
Mar 21 2010
1.6.9
0.0
Mar 21 2010
0.0
Version: 1.6.9
This program disabled my keyboard when I installed it. To uninstall follow the instructions on this page... http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/help.html
Hippolates
Hippolates
Jan 29 2010
1.6.9
1.0
Jan 29 2010
1.0
Version: 1.6.9
DoubleCommand doesn't work in the SystemPreferences. Clicking on the buttons does not do anything. I would recommend completely avoiding this product at all costs!
Section8
Section8
Oct 20 2009
1.6.8
5.0
Oct 20 2009
5.0
Version: 1.6.8
I don't know what it was, but system preferences could not swap my modifier keys on my new G19 for the life of it. no matter what i selected in the modifier keys section of the keyboard pref pane, nothing would happen - my mouse would register the changes, but the keyboard acted as if nothing was different. Double Command did it in 2 seconds flat with zero issues. Thank you very much!
michael-3abn
michael-3abn
Aug 17 2009
1.6.8
0.0
Aug 17 2009
0.0
Version: 1.6.8
I have the same problem with settings not holding/sticking with version 1.6.8. It seems every time I log in I have to manually activate my settings (even though I have set it to supposedly do that when I log in automatically). Other than that, it works fine.
Drdul
Drdul
Apr 22 2009
1.6.8
5.0
Apr 22 2009
5.0
Version: 1.6.8
Love it! I've struggled for two years to get my brain to remember fn-delete, with not much success. Installed DoubleCommand today and set it to do only one thing - remap the backslash to forward-delete. Already it's reduced my frustration level when typing on my MacBook. For those who might wonder (like I did) what the numbers mean to the left of the edit buttons at the top of the pref pane, refer to this page for an explanation: http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/install.html. At first, I was worried that I had somehow remapped 131072 key combinations!
Wcitymike
Wcitymike
Apr 18 2008
1.6.6b3
0.0
Apr 18 2008
0.0
Version: 1.6.6b3
Yup. Same kernel panics here.
Apikoros
Apikoros
Apr 14 2008
1.6.6b3
0.0
Apr 14 2008
0.0
Version: 1.6.6b3
Never mind. Got it removed. RTFM. Sorry.
Apikoros
Apikoros
Apr 14 2008
1.6.6b3
0.0
Apr 14 2008
0.0
Version: 1.6.6b3
Aargh! I cannot remove Double Command! I did deactivate it, then deleted the pref pane... but the keyboard change- forward slash acts as forward delete- remains! And I can't get DC's instaler to re-install the app so I can try making the keyboard revert to normal... and I keep getting kernel panics that cite: "Kernel loadable modules in backtrace (with dependencies): com.baltaks.driver.DoubleCommand(1.6.5)@0x59102000->0x59107fff dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily(1.5.2)@0x636000 com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily(2.1f14)@0xa59000->0xa8ffff BSD process name corresponding to current thread: kernel_task" HELP! These panics are making me nuts!
Apikoros
Apikoros
Apr 14 2008
1.6.6b3
0.0
Apr 14 2008
0.0
Version: 1.6.6b3
Seems to cause regular kernel panics, using an Apple wireless aluminum keyboard (with only one substitution: forward slash acts as forward delete) with an Intel Core Duo iMac running OS 10.5.2.
Kuphd
Kuphd
Mar 27 2008
1.6.6b3
0.0
Mar 27 2008
0.0
Version: 1.6.6b3
1.6.6b3 doesn't seem to work at all. I have a Logitech PC keyboard which, without DoubleCommand, has the Option key functioning as the Command key. I've been using DoubleCommand to swap the Option and Command keys. With 1.6.6b3, none of the settings stick. However, going back to 1.6.6b1 makes it work again.
Sampler
Sampler
Dec 9 2007
1.6.6b1
0.0
Dec 9 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.6b1
PB G4 OS X 10.5.1 1.65 fine 1.66b1 not. On other lists, users of 1.6.6b1 have reported many problems. On my system it caused no crashes but would not hold its settings. On the advice of a poster to Version Tracker, I installed 1.65. I have one substitution:- enter- acts as -control-. It's working fine.
Ozean
Ozean
Sep 4 2007
1.6.2
0.0
Sep 4 2007
0.0
Version: 1.6.2
This highly useful software has been updated several times - check out the developer page for the newest version. Good news: it seems the developer wants to include support for multiple keyboards! That is exactly what I need. :)
chambone
chambone
Jan 22 2007
1.6.2
5.0
Jan 22 2007
5.0
Version: 1.6.2
For some reason forward delete didn't work on my MBP. It does now. Thanks!
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