Mac – How to remap CTRL-h in Mac OS X

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I'd like to remap CTRL + H from delete to nothing in Leopard.

Best Answer

  • The default ⌃H behavior comes from the Standard Key Bindings file in the AppKit framework resources. You can override this easily.

    Create a file with this as the contents:

    { "^h" = ""; }

    And save it to ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict, creating the KeyBindings folder if it doesn't exist. (Note: you will need to restart your applications for this to start working.)

    (Another side note: I'm not entirely sure if using "" is the right way to make it do nothing, but it works. The documentation I found said nothing about any no-op methods.)