How to Use (Remap) Windows Keyboard on Mac With Ease

Home How To How to Remap Windows Keyboards to Work with MacHow to Remap Windows Keyboards to Work with Mac

  • Here, click on the button on the bottom right, which reads “Modifier Keys“.

  • In the window that pops up, select your Windows keyboard from the dropdown menu. In my case, I’ve selected “G213 Gaming Keyboard“.

Now, make the following changes to the list of modifier keys displayed below the keyboard you selected:

  • Change the value for the “Option Key” to “Command“. Change the value for the “Command Key” to “Option“.

This will ensure that the Windows key on your Windows keyboard (which is in the position where the option key would normally be) will behave like the option key, and the Alt key on your Windows keyboard (which is in the position where the command key would normally be) will behave like the command key. Which basically means, that all our problems are remedied.

SEE ALSO: How to Modify or Create Custom Keyboard Layouts on MacEasily Use Windows Keyboard on Mac

That is basically all you need to do to be able to use a keyboard designed for Windows PCs, with your Mac. There are no other differences between a Windows keyboard, and a Mac keyboard, and once you’ve made these changes, you will be able to use your Windows keyboard easily with your Mac. So go ahead, and get that keyboard you’ve been eyeing for so long, with the happy knowledge that you can easily customize it to work properly with your Mac.

As always, we’d like to know your thoughts about the keyboards available for Macs, and those available for Windows PCs. Have you ever had to reconfigure a Windows keyboard to be able to use it with a Mac? Let us know in the comments section below.

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