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Adjust Windows keyboard shortcuts to match Mac OS X

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I use MacBook as my primary computer at home and Windows in the office.

First half of every day I keep pressing Alt-C, Alt-V in order to copy/paste… Well, that’s where Mac has its “Command” key. By the end of the day I get used to Ctrl-… combination, then I come home, turn on my MacBook and the hassle continues.

Here is solution I found:

  1. Download AutoHotKey and install on Windows
  2. Put following script into “Start->All Programs->Startup”(I called it mackeys.ahk):

!c::Send ^c
!x::Send ^x
!v::Send ^v
!s::Send ^s
!a::Send ^a
!z::Send ^z
!q::Send !{F4}

From now on Alt-C sends Ctrl-C, Alt-V -> Ctrl-V, etc. Default Ctrl key combinations still can be used.

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Written by isaaclevin

February 14, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Posted in General

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