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    Command control key switch

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    Command control key switch
    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,

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    Command control key switch
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    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

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    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

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    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".

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