DoubleCommand
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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
Version 1.7:
  • Support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and dropping support for 10.4 and 10.5.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Clakes commented on 27 Oct 2013
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.
[Version 1.7]


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TomO5207 reviewed on 21 Aug 2013
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.
[Version 1.6.9]


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Jeff-H. commented on 14 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.6.9]


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Cattus-Thraex reviewed on 29 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 1.6.9]


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Thyx reviewed on 21 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 1.6.9]

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Thyx replied on 21 Feb 2011
Fun fact: not everyone's running an admin account - the uninstaller is a terminal script (fine if you don't mind to uninstall software much more complicated than installing it) and there's no way to run it from an non-admin account because it only asks for a password not admin name + password...
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Hippolates reviewed on 29 Jan 2010
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!
[Version 1.6.9]


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Section8 reviewed on 20 Oct 2009
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!
[Version 1.6.8]


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michael.3abn commented on 17 Aug 2009
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.
[Version 1.6.8]


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Drdul reviewed on 22 Apr 2009
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!
[Version 1.6.8]


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apikoros commented on 14 Apr 2008
Never mind. Got it removed. RTFM. Sorry.
[Version 1.6.6b3]


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Adrienalain had trouble on 21 Mar 2010
This program disabled my keyboard when I installed it. To uninstall follow the instructions on this page... http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/help.html
[Version 1.6.9]


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WCityMike had trouble on 17 Apr 2008
Yup. Same kernel panics here.
[Version 1.6.6b3]


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aglzen had trouble on 01 Aug 2006
Still no luck on MBPs.

Any hope that this will be updated to work?

I've used Doublecommand for years, and it's become an indispensible part of my mac!
[Version 1.6.1]



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RONIN427 rated on 28 Sep 2013

[Version 1.6.9]


Downloads:29,753
Version Downloads:1,010
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:27 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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