Use command instead of control?

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  1. tmanto02 macrumors 65816

    tmanto02

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    #1
    I am a long time mac user so I am extremely adjusted to the standard keyboard layout. I just installed windows 8 and I want to use the "command" key instead of the "control" key when performing keyboard shortcuts. I know one can install 3rd party software to do this but I want to know if you can do this in windows without extra software?

    Cheers
     
  2. Quad5Ny, Jan 8, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2013

    Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

    Quad5Ny

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    #2
    Command <-> Control Scancode Map Settings for Windows 2000 and Higher

    This will tell the keyboard driver to swap the Command and Control keys. Just double click the .reg file, Merge it and then restart Windows.

    If you want to restore the key's to their original functions then download the second file, Merge the .reg and restart Windows.

    Edit: It's important to note that by applying this you loose the ability to trigger Ctrl+Alt+Del. Instead you will have to either use Fn+Cmd+Alt+Del or Cmd+Shift+Esc.

    ---
    • LCtrl=LCmd, RCtrl=RCmd
    • LCmd=LCtrl, RCmd=RCtrl
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
    "Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,05,00,00,00,5b,e0,1d,00,5c,e0,1d,e0,\
      1d,00,5b,e0,1d,e0,5c,e0,00,00,00,00
    
    
    
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
    "Scancode Map"=-
    
    
    
     

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  3. tmanto02 thread starter macrumors 65816

    tmanto02

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    #3

    Thanks so much! This is why I love MacRumors.
     

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