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What's the best way to deal with the Apple vs Windows keymapping issue?
Asked by blackbear
Posted Nov 20 2009 02:20 PM
I use Windows boxen at work, Macs everywhere else. I find myself constantly using cntl-v at home, and alt-v at work, and it drives me crazy. Is there a good fix for this?
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Answered by adfm
Posted Nov 20 2009 04:10 PM
You can remap the modifier keys on your Mac by going to "Keyboard & Mouse" in in the System Preferences and clicking on "Modifier Keys...". On Windows you can use a utility like Sharp Keys or KeyTweak. The hard part is going to be figuring out which mapping you want to stick with. I'd consider remapping your Mac keyboard as it seems that is where your muscle memory problem is.
Answered by palmettobug
Posted Nov 21 2009 05:47 PM
I do two things. First, I try not to use the Windows PCs! Second, truthfully, I just train myself to hit the other keys. Seems to me that keymapping would make it more confusing. The worst those is when running a Windows VM on my Mac. Then I can sometimes really get lost in the key combinations.
Answered by r8anno
Posted Nov 28 2009 04:08 AM
While at work as I'm hitting the Ctrl key I'm thinking "Apple". That is also a bit of meditation that moves me back to a better place (and it works for numerous other shortcuts. On another note I have yet to break myself of the habit of only using the <-Backspace key on the PC.