pc keyboard no apple key

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by catlady13, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Please, how do I copy and paste with the keyboard if it is a pc keyboard and has no apple key? Thank you very much for any replies. I just got this wee beastie and searched the net for the answer but couldn't find it.
    PS is a mac mini
     
  2. macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    The Windows Key performs the same function as the Apple Key.
     
  3. macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    No, Control= in Windows.
     
  4. macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    ^^ Well it'll be the one closest to the space bar anyhow.

    You can switch the keys around in System Preferences>Keyboard and Mouse>Keyboard>Modifier Keys

    to be more sensible if you want.

    If you use a UK PC keyboard you can use this so that @, and" are in the "right place" for your keyboard.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    Yes, in Windows, but I would assume he's controlling a Mac with a PC keyboard, so in OS X, it would be Windows key=Command key.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all very much and yes I am using a pc keyboard. I am thinking of getting a mac keyboard though I may not if I can get this to work with my KVM switch. It works for my monitor but it has ps2 connectors. I am pretty sure though I have a ps2 to usb connector here somewhere. Does that hold true for any keyboard shortcut? that the windows key corresponds to the command key?
     
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    cherry su

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    Yes it will work. Been there, done that with a Mac mini and a dell keyboard
     

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