How do you use windows based eyboards with your Mac?

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  1. fireshot91 macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    How do you use Windows based keyboards (like...the typing keyboard, not musical) if they have Mac compatibility. Take the Logitech Wave for example.
    It has both Windows and Mac compatibility- But it has a Control/Windows/Alt button, instead of Control/Option/Command buttons.

    Do they come with Command/Option keys, or do you just get really mad when you look at your keyboard (I know I would)?
     
  2. thunderweb macrumors 6502

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    I'm using a crappy dell keyboard at the moment. All that it is is the windows button is the command button and the alt button is the same.
     
  3. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    If you plug a Windows USB keyboard into a Mac (assuming you don't have any specialized drivers installed) the only major difference is that the position of the Command and Option keys will be swapped (ie: the 'Windows' key will be command and 'Alt' will be option).
     
  4. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

    fireshot91

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    Well yeah, but it's misplaced (Logitech MX3200- and Wave) compared to my Logitech S530 For Mac.


    The S530 has the Control/Option/Command (In that order) and this has the Control/Windows/Alt (In that order).

    It would really suck if you're used to the S530 and got to move to any Windows keyboard for your Mac.
    *Hesitatese to place order for the Cordless Wave*
     
  5. thunderweb macrumors 6502

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    It really doesn't take much to to get used to it. I wouldn't split hairs on it, if you like that set I would get it.
     
  6. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    You can reverse the Windows and Alt keys in Mac OS to behave like the Apple and Option keys.

    System Prefs > Keyboard and Mouse > Modifier Keys
     

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