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Fixing the keyboard on a hackintosh

I installed iAtkos L2 on my Acer 5742G laptop and it works really well, there was one thing that has been bugging me. I couldn’t press ~ on the keyboard and using the terminal was painful when it came to specifying paths relative to my home directory.

After some looking around I found this application KeyRemap4MacBook. As the name suggests it allows us to remap keys on the keyboard and assign them different functions. The problem I had was that I got ยงย instead of the usual backquote(`). Here’s the relevant xml snippet that performs the desired conversion


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<root>
<item>
<name>Fix Tilde</name>
<identifier>private.fix_tilde</identifier>
<autogen>--KeyToKey-- KeyCode::UK_SECTION, KeyCode::BACKQUOTE</autogen>
</item>
</root>

 

The best part about this is that it’s an open source project. I didn’t know about the keycodes and had problem finding the ones that I needed, so I asked by opening an issue on github and the author took the time out to help me. I absolutely love the open source community. Hopefully this will help someone else who had a similar issue. This application can also be useful for those who have keyboards with multimedia keys that don’t work out of the box for hackintoshes.