Originally Posted by seablade
Um CTRL in OSX? Gets used for quite a variety of things, not to mention acting as the right mouse button or bringing up a file menu with the single button Apple still insists on using.
He said he was on a MB or MBP, therefore 2 finger right-clicking, if not enabled already, can be enabled, so... that kind of eliminates that need for ctrl. I almost never have to use ctrl, unless I am in emacs, or some X11 apps.
Originally Posted by Genryu
Yeah I really just need it because I'm so accustomed to using it on a pc, and considering I'm someone who switches around between the two, it'd just be a personal convenience more than anything else. I just wanted to know whether it's actually possible or if the Fn is somehow one of the few that is non-interchangeable since it is such a often used key in OSX.
If you are wanting to use ctrl on the MB in OS X as one would use it in Windows, then you can re-map the Command key (apple) and the Ctrl key to switch functions. That way when you press ctrl+C, you are really pressing Apple+C like OS X requires, but you press the windows version.
As far as the fn key being used frequently in OS X... i almost never use it in OS X, except for when i want to use delete as a right delete instead of a left delete... other than that, never. I use it more in Windows because there i need it for right delete, and to adjust volumes, brightness, all that jazz.
As far as remapping just fn and ctrl... im not totally sure, that isnt supported under System Preferences (that i can find) so you may want to look up an OS X keymapper on google.