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jEdit Under OSX – remapping the alt key

jEdit is one of the best cross browser text editors I’ve come across. The plethora of plugins and customization makes it one of the most indispensable tools I’ve used for programming. There’s only one problem. Under OSX it does not recognize the ALT key like other oses do. Solution: remap it. And because jEdit is so customizable it’s a very simple task.

First the ALT key needs to be enabled. Do this in the startup.bsh file located in:

Uncomment the following lines:

Also note the order is changed to make the ALT key actually fire the A+ event.