Command Key Mapped to Control Key?

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    Jump Desktop Support

    Hi Brian,

    Replacing Command with Control isn't possible yet. We'll try to add this for v5.0. In the meantime the best way to map keys with 4.x is to add individual key shortcuts into Jump's "Windows" keyboard profile: Open Jump Desktop click Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse. Set the "Profile" to "Windows". Then click "Key Conversions" and click + to add individual shortcut conversions that you normally use (i.e. Command + shortcut key to Control + key).

     

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    Mark Freedman

    It appears that we cannot map some Command + combinations to Control +. For example, it completely ignores my mapping of Command+R to Control+R, and in Windows, always opens the Run dialog.

    Most others seem to work.

    Can you confirm this is the case, or am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks.

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    kiben17

    Hello,

    I use Jump Desktop from my macbook pro to a windows 7 machine. The reason I purchased Jump Desktop was because copy and paste within the remote session is temperamental for every other application I have used (Microsoft Remote Desktop, 2X RDP, CoRD). I haven't used Jump Desktop too much yet but I get the impression that the ability to map key combinations has solved the problem (I say hesistantly...). The mapping of command C to control C for example seems to be pretty robust. I have also mapped command I with control I and command B with control B with success.

    The only downside is that I cannot unmap command with the windows key, which means that every now and again when I copy, paste, bold, italisice etc. the start menu will pop up. This is quite annoying, but a price that I have been wiling to pay for the more robust copy paste commands. I have tried mapping just the command key with control, and the control key with command, but that hasn't worked.

    Is there any way of solving this problem?

     

    Many thanks,

    Ben 

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    Jump Desktop Support

    @Ben - at the moment there is no way to 'unmap' the windows key in the current release. We're going to add an option for this in the next update. 

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    kiben17

    Ok, excellent. Any idea when this is likely to be?

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    kswest

    While not built into JumpDesktop you can achieve the same result using Karabiner (https://pqrs.org/osx/karabiner/). Here is the private.xml you'll need to get things rolling: https://gist.github.com/kylewest/60c7a388e4d1e8845c4f I've been using this for a couple months without issue. It maps the left command key to control but still allows Cmd-Tab to pass through for app switching. 

    Kyle

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    Dave Nathanson

    Connecting from Mac OSX 10.12 to control a Mac G4 OSX 10.4 (Vine Server 3.0 with the Tiger Bundle removed). That's some great backwards compatibility! Except the option & Command keys are reversed.

    In Jump Desktop 7 (v5+?) you can remap key combos as mentioned above. See attached graphic. Works well... Solves the problem at least for my use case. Back to regular life!

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