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Disable Caps Lock

If you find yourself pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally as much as I do, note that you can disable it entirely in Mac OS X. Open the Keyboard & Mouse preference pane, click the Modifier Keys button, and in the dialog that appears, select No Action from the Caps Lock pop-up menu. You could remap it to another modifier instead, but that might make using differently configured Macs more difficult.

 
 

Keyboard Maestro 4.0

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Stairways Software has released a significant update to the popular macro utility Keyboard Maestro. Version 4.0 overhauls the user interface, adds 64-bit support, and adds support for Growl notifications. Macros can now be executed when hot keys are pressed, held down, or released. Also, Command-Tab can now be used as a hot key, the program switcher can optionally hide all other programs when switching, and the clipboard switcher now offers both a search feature and display of images and rich text. Version 4.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. ($36 new, $18 upgrade, 7.6 MB)

 

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Comments about Keyboard Maestro 4.0
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Looks good, but with the new upgrade to BetterTouchTool (free), I know which one I'm going for.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-12-10 17:22
BetterTouchTool looks neat, but it's not really comparable to Keyboard Maestro as far as I can tell. Keyboard Maestro is a full-featured macro utility that can perform a ton of actions based on numerous different triggers.
Sherman Wilcox  2009-12-10 15:26
Oh my no, you're not really comparing Keyboard Maestro to BetterTouchTool, are you?