I like to keep my hands on the keyboard. To that end, I have a bunch of shortcuts for quick navigation. There are lots of apps to create hotkeys - Keyboard Maestro, Alfred, BetterTouchTool, etc (those three are a part of my franken’mation (better than rube’n’mation)). In my setup, Seil is key (no pun). Seil lets you remap any key to another key. There are three keys that I never/rarely use
cmd(left). Remapping these specific keys in new hot keys means less chance of tromping over some already defined system or app specific hot key.
Use Seil and Keyboard Maestro to setup shortcuts
Remap unused keys to Function Keys above F12 (OSX supports F1 thru F19, however, Mac keyboards stop at F12)
caps lock remapped to
Does anyone use this anymore? No brainer to repurpose.
cmd_right remapped to
The ONLY time I ever used this was when I needed to hit
cmd+del with my left hand because I had an external mouse in my right. An edge case to be sure, repurpose it!
option_right remapped to
I can’t think of any circumstance where I used this key. Likely doing nothing, repurpose it!
In Keyboard Maestro
Create a macro associating a hot key with an action. Sky’s the limit here. The hot key can activate an app (as I am above) or any cascade of actions.