DoubleCommand
DoubleCommand
1.7

4.0

DoubleCommand free download for Mac

DoubleCommand

1.7
27 October 2013

Remap your keyboard keys.

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 DoubleCommand

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

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Apikoros
14 April 2008

Most helpful

Never mind. Got it removed. RTFM. Sorry.
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Version 1.6.6b3
morton.d
23 October 2015
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
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Version 1.7
1 answer(s)
Kernos
Kernos
05 November 2015
It becomes unresponsive on re-startup or log out/log in. I keep the pkg on the desktop and just reinstall it when needed. It remembers the keyboards changes.
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DaveM4638
05 July 2014
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!!!
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Version 1.7
2 answer(s)
Mukinduri
Mukinduri
10 August 2014
Why doesn't Apple have a forward delete key?

I couldn't get Double Command to work in Mavericks. Worked fine in Snow Leopard.

Karabiner works. but it wouldn't function until I removed Double Command.

Here's how to uninstall Double Command

http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/help.html
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bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
19 November 2014
@Mukinduri

I don't know what your complaint about Apple not having a forward delete key is all about. I have such a key on my Apple designed keyboard! It's located between the alpha characters and the numeric keypad, right above the arrow cursors, in a group that also includes: fn, home, page up, end, and page down. It's called delete and it features an image of an arrow containing an "x" and pointing to right.

You apparently do not have such an Apple-designed, so, if I were you, I'd do a little more homework before spreading false information.
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clakes
27 October 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.
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Version 1.7
TomO5207
21 August 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.
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Version 1.6.9
Jeff-H-
14 November 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.
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Version 1.6.9
Cattus-Thraex
29 October 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.
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Version 1.6.9
Thyx
21 February 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.
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Version 1.6.9
1 answer(s)
Thyx
Thyx
21 February 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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Adrienalain
21 March 2010
This program disabled my keyboard when I installed it. To uninstall follow the instructions on this page... http://doublecommand.sourceforge.net/help.html
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Version 1.6.9
Hippolates
29 January 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!
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Version 1.6.9
Section8
20 October 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!
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Version 1.6.8
Free

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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