Need Help on Remapping Keyboard Keys (C++)

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    I have one keyboard that is compatible with both Mac and Windows. However, the command key is two keys to the left of where it is on the normal Apple keyboard and another special key is in its place.

    I would like to write a program in C++ that a keyboard user could run in order to digitally/virtually switch the position of the keys, so that the special key serves the function of the command key and vice versa.

    However, I am a Java guru--I need some help getting starting on this project in C++, since C++ allows a global remapping of keys where as Java requires a window to be active.
    I would like to write the program myself rather than use a googled program. I also need the program to be compatible with Mac.

    Thank you very much,
    Grace
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    > since C++ allows a global remapping of keys
    No it doesn't.
    Standard C++ only knows about standard streams of characters. It doesn't care what is injecting symbols into that stream.

    So whatever you do come up with will be specific to your OS. You might be able to write SOME common code in standard C++, but you won't be able to write ALL of it.

    Such a thing would be best done in the keyboard driver of whatever OS you're using.

    > I also need the program to be compatible with Mac.
    Sounds like you're going to end up with two keyboard drivers.
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