Mac-style shortcut keys for Linux & Windows. (by rbreaves)

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  • Can someone please help me understand why folks feel MacOS is better for for productivity over Windows 10? I've given it a good faith effort and I'm not seeing it. I am interested in a genuine discussion, not a flame war. | 2021-09-26
    Ultimately I have decided that I prefer and like Windows and Linux for certain things - but I will try and make macOS my primary OS when it makes sense to do so and particularly on their hardware, but I have gone to great lengths to make using Windows and Linux more mac like by creating The task never seems to be entirely done.. I am also working on to further the goal, but all in all I am learning how to better integrate any major OS into my workflow and to play to their strengths, not their weaknesses. | 2021-09-26
  • What's the best way to separate Work/Life with macOS? | 2021-08-02
    With this setup I have a buttery smooth macOS like OS with the full power of Linux and homebrew. I can also easily login to multiple Windows users via RDPwrap. NoMachine is also extremely low latency so it feels just as good as RDP imo. Additionally I use my own app to handle all of my macOS keybinds flawlessly (for myself). I use my script to handle the rest of my setup on Linux to perfect it the way I need within minutes.
  • Question regarding to the new ToS | 2021-07-19
    Now onto the question, I use some software that's called "Kintosh", which is AHK based that runs on windows that lets you remap your keyboard, so that you use Mac keybinds on Windows (Link to the software ), aside from that the only other software I run that I use with Runescape is Alt1Toolkit.
  • macOS to Linux & Back Again (How to Remap) | 2021-07-14
    Swap Alt & Win to conform with Apple keyboard layouts. Sharpkeys for Windows, Setkeycodes for Linux, then install or change/update the Keyboard Type to Apple in the system tray.
  • macOS Nix Setup (an alternative to Homebrew) (2020) | 2021-07-13
    2015 MBPs are great Linux machines, everything is supported except for some webcams, but there are out of tree drivers that work perfectly. Sound via Pulseaudio or Pipewire work well out of the box, too.

    I run Wayland, and libinput gives you pretty much all of the trackpad features and gestures you get in macOS like adaptive acceleration, tapping, multi finger gestures etc. Xorg works well, as well, except its gesture support is limited compared to Wayland's.

    Depending on the model, WiFi has open source and closed source driver support that both work well, and have Bluetooth support.

    This is a good reference to see how well your model is supported on Linux[1]. This project will remap your keyboard shortcuts to match the ones you're familiar with from macOS[2].

    I've also posted about making Linux and Plasma Desktop act like macOS on HN[3].




  • What do you do to reconcile the difference in default shortcuts for copy/paste between different apps (terminal, vim, web browser, etc.)?
    I used kinto for a bit to make Ubuntu Budgie behave more like macOS.
  • Linux's alternative for Windows' AutoHotKey? | 2021-07-03
    In that fashion my response is to say look at xkeysnail - but that focuses purely on remapping keys and applying it, potentially to specific programs and not much else. I also use this to power on linux, while autohotkey powers the Windows side of it.
    Might want to add my app to the mix for hotkeys. Also I’d find the right css for the vala appmenu & push it down 3px? No idea if this would work or not.
  • LinearMouse – A minimal app to get rid of scrolling acceleration on macOS | 2021-06-12
    I am actually not often bothered by the scroll of a wheel or touchpad on any OS, but I do often need to crank things up on all of them, especially on Windows. I need sensitivity.

    I am also the author of so if you want some good mac style keybinds it'll have you covered.

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  • macOS Like Arch Linux install for a MacBook | 2021-06-05
    So your 2 options if you want something with literally zero setup. 1) - Configures your OS with mac like keybinds and a global menu. Only supports Ubuntu Budgie 20.04, Pop!_OS 20.04 and Pop!_OS 21.04 Cosmic Beta. (Pop!_OS has xfce4-panel overlaid on top as its global menu is very well supported) 2) - Only configures the mac like keybinds and nothing else, tested and works under various Manjaro distros.
  • Is it possible to set up VNC to forward all keypresses from Mac to Linux?
    That will get you a connection far faster than any VNC connection ever could and the keyboard capture would likely be far better. Combine it with my app (version 1.0.7-3 though and you will have mac like keybinds as well). Good luck!
  • How can the world become a better place when there's people using Mac?
    Well secondarily the shortcut key situation, but I've worked on fixing that with For the most part though we need to stop looking at it as being so binary. Use the OS that lets you get your work done and/or for a particular task. Keep it that simple.
  • Map Alt to Ctrl for a Mac like layout


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