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DoubleCommand for Mac

Remap your keyboard keys.

Free
In English
3.7
Based on 15 user rates

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

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

Free
In English
Version 1.7
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3.7

(42 Reviews of DoubleCommand)

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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.
Guest
Guest
Oct 23 2015
5.0
Oct 23 2015
5.0
Version: null
DaveM4638
DaveM4638
Jul 5 2014
5.0
Jul 5 2014
5.0
Version: null
Andrew8042
Andrew8042
Sep 28 2013
1.0
Sep 28 2013
1.0
Version: null
TomO5207
TomO5207
Aug 21 2013
1.0
Aug 21 2013
1.0
Version: null
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
Oct 29 2011
5.0
Oct 29 2011
5.0
Version: null
Thyx
Thyx
Feb 21 2011
3.0
Feb 21 2011
3.0
Version: null
Hippolates
Hippolates
Jan 29 2010
1.0
Jan 29 2010
1.0
Version: null
Section8
Section8
Oct 20 2009
5.0
Oct 20 2009
5.0
Version: null
Drdul
Drdul
Apr 22 2009
5.0
Apr 22 2009
5.0
Version: null
Jokke
Jokke
May 4 2006
4.8
May 4 2006
4.8
Version: null
Kainjow
Kainjow
Mar 21 2006
4.8
Mar 21 2006
4.8
Version: null
Gazman
Gazman
Mar 3 2006
4.3
Mar 3 2006
4.3
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2005
1.0
Sep 27 2005
1.0
Version: null
chambone
chambone
Aug 18 2005
5.0
Aug 18 2005
5.0
Version: null
Dborod
Dborod
Nov 25 2003
4.3
Nov 25 2003
4.3
Version: null