New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Command control key switch


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
artdog

 
Member Since: Jul 20, 2007
Posts: 25
artdog is on a distinguished road

artdog is offline
I recently switched back to the mac os after 9 years on windows. The only thing that bothers me is the switch of the command and control key functions. Not only are my fingers more used to control c control v, I think it is easier for the hand to make that key combination.

Is there anyway to switch the mac os to use control c and control v for copy and paste?

It would be even better if I could switch it globally so all apps, including adobe's apps would just reverse the two keys.

Thanks,
QUOTE Thanks
shahvikram123

 
shahvikram123's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 16, 2006
Location: UK, London
Posts: 632
shahvikram123 will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Macbook: 2GHZ Intel C2D, 2 Gig Ram, 80 GB HD. Mac Mini: Intel C2D 2GHZ, 2 gig ram, 120gb HD

shahvikram123 is offline
Using the command key is a lot easier because you use your thumb as opposed your little finger.

However you can switch the keys over:
1. Go to your system preferences
2. Click on keyboard and mouse
3. Click on keyboard.
4. click on modifier keys

OR you can just do a spotlight search for modifier keys
QUOTE Thanks
artdog

 
Member Since: Jul 20, 2007
Posts: 25
artdog is on a distinguished road

artdog is offline
Thanks for the reply. I made the changes as follows:
Command key = ctl
Control = Command.

Seems to work in most applications. Thanks! You saved my sanity
QUOTE Thanks
D3v1L80Y

 
D3v1L80Y's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 02, 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 12,459
D3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond reputeD3v1L80Y has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: MacBook

D3v1L80Y is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by artdog View Post
Thanks for the reply. I made the changes as follows:
Command key = ctl
Control = Command.

Seems to work in most applications. Thanks! You saved my sanity

Funny, I always like the older Apple catch phrase with regards to this:

When you use a Mac, you "lose control... but gain Command".


__________________________________________________
Posting and YOU|Forum Community Guidelines|The Apple Product Cycle|Forum Courtesy

mac: a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
MAC: a data communication protocol sub-layer, also known as the Media Access Control
Mac: a brand name which covers several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc.

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Please Help! Need Information. | FTP Client »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Right Alt Key on MacBook Keyboard? henryo11 Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 11-13-2009 03:25 AM
key combination to switch between buttons xinelo Switcher Hangout 11 01-08-2007 02:51 PM
Weirdly Locked Key Combos when Using USB Apple Pro Keyboard dorisdanglehoff Apple Notebooks 0 11-09-2006 08:09 PM
Compucable KVM Switch Gryffins Other Hardware and Peripherals 3 08-13-2006 12:52 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?