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How to make a shortcut for another key (Mac)

My friend recently spilled his drink on his mac and his enter and backspace keys aren't working, i was wondering if there was a way to make a shortcut to fill in those keys

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Don't put your friends macbook in the dishwasher. Use this command:

hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":[KEY A],"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":[KEY B]},{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":[KEY B],"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":[KEY A]}]}'

Substitute [KEY A] and [KEY B] with the keys you want to swap. The keys are entered as a hex value, see this link:

https://developer.apple.com/library/archive/technotes/tn2450/_index.html

 

So if you want to swap the Enter-key with, lets say, Right-Shift-key, you run:

hidutil property --set '{"UserKeyMapping":[{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x700000028,"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":0x7000000E5},{"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingSrc":0x7000000E5,"HIDKeyboardModifierMappingDst":0x700000028}]}'

To reset you just run the command again with the same key as src and dst. 

 

Do people use MacUpdate in 2018? ?

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