IBM Model M

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by HenMaster6000, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. HenMaster6000 macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2003
    Hi everyone -- I just got an IBM Model M keyboard for use with my MBP. I've already got an active PS/2-USB adapter, so for the most part the keyboard works fine.

    My question is: is there software I can use to map the control key to the Apple Command key instead? As you probably know, these keyboards were built without the Windows key. I'd be willing to sacrifice the Control key functionality for a way to hit Command. Any advice would be appreciated!

  2. traumuhhtize macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2012
    You could try out this one app called KeyboardRemap4MacBook.
  3. Giuly macrumors 68040


    Or you get an Apple Extended Keyboard II from eBay and buy or build an ADB-to-USB adapter :rolleyes:.

    Or a new Mathias Quiet Pro / Tactile Pro.
  4. HenryAZ macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2010
    South Congress AZ
    Thanks, I bought one of these to try out. It is a very nice mechanical keyboard, and my first ever Alps mechanical switch keyboard. I have been using buckling spring mechanical keyboards forever.

    The Unicomp Mac keyboard (buckling spring) does have a bit more resistance on the keypress. It took a small bit of acclimating to the Tactile Pro.

    The Tactile Pro, however, has the much superior key layout, and it has become my #1 keyboard. The only place I would downgrade the Tactile Pro is for the USB cable emerging from center-back, with no provision for re-routing.

    OWC has the Tactile Pro for $117.

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