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The alt key does work like the option key. It appears that those keys are not understood to be remapped (or mapped at all in this case) until after the OS loads. It seems that without an Apple keyboard this is not possible (unless you're lucky enough to have a windows keyboard that Apple understands the windows key as the command key).


If you’re a long-time Mac user transitioning to a Windows keyboard, the Windows key, which is equivalent to the Mac's Command key, occupies the physical position of the Option key on a Mac keyboard. Likewise, the Windows keyboard's Alt key is where you expect to find the Mac's Command key.If you're used to using the modifier keys from your old Mac keyboard, you're likely to run...


If your keyboard works when your Mac is started in macOS but not Windows, try reinstalling Windows support software from Boot Camp Assistant. Learn more Use Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to find the key combinations for unique characters in the language and region your Apple keyboard is designed to support:


On keyboards made for Windows PCs, use the Alt key instead of Option, and the Windows logo key instead of Command. Some keys on some Apple keyboards have special symbols and functions, such as for display brightness , keyboard brightness , Mission Control, and more.If these functions aren't available on your keyboard, you might be able to reproduce some of them by creating your own keyboard .....


A simple solution to this problem is to remap the Windows and ALT key and the command and option/alt keys on the Windows PC keyboard connected to the Mac, so that the keyboard layouts will mimic expectations based on the standard Apple modifier key layout, rather than what it says on the PC keyboard.For most Mac users who connect a PC keyboard to their Mac, this will dramatically improve their ...


When you use a Windows (PC) keyboard on a Macintosh computer, the keyboard shortcuts that you use map to different keys. In particular, the primary key that is used in keyboard shortcuts in combination with other keys is frequently different. The following are the primary key substitutions on the Windows keyboard, and their Macintosh equivalents.


The Command key (⌘), also historically known as the Apple key, clover key, open-Apple key, splat key, pretzel key, or propeller key, is a modifier key present on Apple keyboards. The Command key's purpose is to allow the user to enter keyboard commands in applications and in the system.


Remapping a Windows keyboard so that the key positions match a standard Mac keyboard is pretty easy. Just open Keyboard Preferences, and click the Modifier Keys… button in the Keyboard tab. . This lets you change the behaviour of the keys on each attached keyboard (make sure you select your external one from the top drop-down menu).


With that out of the way, let's take a look at the command key Windows counterparts of the Mac. It’s good to know that the Windows combinations for command + c, command + x and command + v are NOT the Windows logo key + c etc but CTRL + c, CTRL + x and CTRL + v. CTRL means the control key, which sits directly to the left of the Windows command key on your keyboard.


What is the "command" key on a windows keyboard? Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kettlecorn, Sep 23, 2011. Most Liked Posts. kettlecorn, Sep 23, 2011. ... The command key on a Mac keyboard acts like the Windows key while booted in Windows, so I would assume the reverse would be true.