Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Aug 10, 2013
    Posts
    12
    Specs:
    15" Retina MacBook Pro - 2.4Ghz Quad Core i7 - 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM - 256GB Flash Storage
    CMD/CTRL vs. CTRL
    This is my second day with my new mac and this is my first time using OS X. I was a windows power user (spent over 8 hours a day on PC) and I'm having a hard adjusting to CMD/CTRL.

    My first issue is the fact that CMD+V and CMD+C seem so uncomfortable to press. I'm using the apple wireless keyboard. Has anyone else noticed this? Is this something I'll just get used to? What fingers do you use to press these keys?

    My second issue is knowing when to use CTRL and CMD. Is there any easy way to remember which one to use? I always use CTRL+V and CTRL+C when trying to copy and paste and it's a pain when I try to paste and realize I didn't actually copy anything.

    Thanks.

  2. #2

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    8,817
    Specs:
    27" i7 iMac, 24" iMac, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th GeniPad 3
    Welcome to Mac-Forums and the world of Macs..

    I also use the Apple wireless keyboard and traditionally use my thumb to hit the CMD and index finger for C and V..

    For most common things, you'll see the CMD key more than the CTRL key and the CTRL key is usually used in combination with other keys like CMD, OPTION, and SHIFT to hit up other shortcuts..

    What I've found to be immsenly helpful is the CheatSheet that shows the shortcuts for each app that you're in.

    So If you're in Chrome or Safari or Finder, press and hold the CMD key for a few seconds and you get a nice list of all the supported shortcuts (and you can use them once you figure out what each symbol means.. )
    --
    Regards
    ...Ashwin



    Be sure to read the Community Guidelines | The more information you provide, the better answers you get, remember GIGO.

  3. #3

    Slydude's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 16, 2009
    Location
    North Louisiana, USA
    Posts
    10,857
    Specs:
    2.8 GHz MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone 6+
    I think this will get more comfortable soon. I am more used to the Mac way and have trouble remembering to use CTRL when I am on Windows. My brain knows which one to use but my fingers insist on using the wrong key.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

  4. #4

    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    36,524
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Quote Originally Posted by SlothPony View Post
    This is my second day with my new mac and this is my first time using OS X. I was a windows power user (spent over 8 hours a day on PC) and I'm having a hard adjusting to CMD/CTRL.
    This is simply an adjustment issue. At home I've been an almost exclusive Apple Macintosh user for the last 27 years...and I have absolutely no problems using the command key. As mentioned above...the control key is used MUCH LESS often...so not a problem for long time Mac users.

    Just got to give yourself time to adjust.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. teminal ctrl-c
    By ccaaee in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-26-2010, 01:51 PM
  2. How to switch functions of cmd and ctrl keys in Windows on Boot Camp?
    By bkhl in forum Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-10-2010, 05:52 AM
  3. whenever i press the fn ctrl ålt shift or cmd key it shows on my desktop
    By totalsanity in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-25-2009, 04:30 PM
  4. PC Ctrl F3
    By tim.lewis in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-19-2009, 08:42 PM
  5. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-21-2008, 03:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •