Cmd key on Windows


#1

I use atom editor on Windows.
Atom heavily use cmd key, which Windows keyboard doesn’t have.
Although ctrl key acts as cmd key, I don’t want that!
I want ctrl key as is, and other key (like Windows key) to act as cmd key.

Can I make Windows key (or any other key) act as cmd key?


#2

wish there was an answer. so many packages insist on it.


#3

You can change the keybinding of any command. Or, even better, make a pull request to the package repo with Windows and Linux keybindings.


#4

Thanks, is there a way to set different keymaps for different OSs? That way we could keep the current Mac-specific shortcuts which use CMD and just come up with something else for Windows. I didn’t see any description of how to make a binding OS specific in the “Keymaps In-Depth” part of the documentation.


#5

Atom always has the platform (platform-win32, platform-darwin, or platform-linux) as a class attached to the body tag. Since keymap selectors work just like CSS selectors, this makes it easy to set different keybindings for different OSes.