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How to remap a Windows 10 keyboard for macOS

How to remap a Windows 10 keyboard for macOS
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There’s not a lot of difference between a Mac and Windows keyboard. But even though they’re mostly the same, the subtle differences are sure to be frustrating to anyone who regularly uses both operating systems. 

For those who use Windows regularly, it makes a lot of sense to remap the out-of-place keys on a Mac like Control and Command. And it’s not all that difficult to make the change, which should be welcome news for anyone still getting tripped up by the layout on a Mac keyboard.

In this tutorial, we’re going to change the Command key to Control, and vice-versa, leaving us with a more Windows-like keyboard experience.

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1) Click the Apple icon to open the menu.

2) In the menu that opens, open System Preferences.

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3) In the System Preferences window, select Keyboard.

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4) In the dialogue box that opens, click Modifier Keys in the bottom right corner.

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5) Click the down arrow to open the Select keyboard menu. 

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6) Select the keyboard you want to remap. 

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7) Open the drop down menu in front of the Control Key.

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8) Select Command from the drop-down menu.

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9) Open the drop down menu in front of the Command Key.

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10) Select Control from the drop-down menu.

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11) Click OK to confirm the changed settings.

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