Switching ctrl and apple key around, pros/cons?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by techmonkey, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Im a new Mac user, so im use to the windows ctrl-c and ctrl-v for copy/pasting. I know that you can switch the keys around in Keyboard Setup, but is there any advantage to keeping the keys the way they are? Since I use my windows machine for work, I switch to each computer fairly often.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Its really worth it to stick with it and adjust...as you start using other applications' keyboard shortcuts, it will be annoying to switch the options...
  3. phanboyjohn macrumors member

    May 18, 2007
    I switched recently, and I still use a Windows XP computer at work, and I've found it's much better to get used to the Mac way of doing things, as the other poster noted, because then you'll be doing things the way "everyone else does them." This should make it infinitely easier in the long term, though you will have to learn some keyboard shortcuts in the short term.

    My biggest hurdle: instead of Home and End, use Apple plus the left or right arrow key.

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