Way to reverse Alt and Ctrl keys on MS KB

Discussion in 'macOS' started by typer16452, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. typer16452 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Is there a way to do this? (I got an ergonomic Microsoft keyboard.)

    Using 10.5.8.
  2. Lordedmond macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    Tilchestune UK
    pull the key tops off and swap them

    not sure though if you can remap the keys on a mac
  3. Krafty macrumors 601


    Dec 31, 2007
    La La Land
    I dont think so. I got a cheap logitech wireless EX100 set and switching back and forth from my MacBook to the windows keyboard got on my nerves that I just bought a bluetooth aluminum keyboard. $40 from craigslist.
  4. typer16452 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Well I figured out how to switch the Windows and Alt keys…(go the Microsoft Keyboard icon in the System Preferences, then Options).

    Funny thing is, I actually got this keyboard a while ago and switched the Ctrl and Alt keys from the start, I wanted to switch them back because I just got an HP laptop and I'm getting frustrated with the differing keyboard layouts. (So I know it can be done, and have done it myself, I just can't figure out how I did it [I thought I did it somewhere in the System Preferences but I've been through all the relevant ones and can't figure it out.]).
  5. tiagosa macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2010

    1.Go to system preferences > Keyboard

    2.There's a button called "modifier keys" on the lower right corner. Click there.

    3.Select the keyboard that you want to change from the drop down list, and set the option and command keys to point to each other.

    That's it!


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