How to use a Mac keyboard on Windows ?.


Known for its fluidity, its design and its typing speed, the Mac keyboard is very pleasant to use, and once one has tasted the lightness of its keys it is difficult to pass.

If in the life of all the days you are accustomed to typing on a Mac, but at work you’re on Windows, be aware that it is possible to plug it or connect a Apple keyboard to a PC.

However, the keyboard is a standard Mac is a little different from that usually provided with Windows and its use is singular depending on the operating system used. The mapping of the keys is varied, thus making the experience of typing is sometimes complex.

Thanks to this tutorial, learn how to use your Mac keyboard under Windows.

An Apple keyboard does it work on a PC ?.

The Apple keyboards work perfectly on any computer or operating system. Most models, like the Magic Keyboard, and connects via either Bluetooth or via a USB cable, not requiring the installation of particular software.

How an Apple keyboard works on a PC ?.

Keyboards for PC Mac and work almost the same way, with the exception of some differences in the layout and the name of their orders.

The first, and most obvious, is the lack of the Windows key on a Mac, it is CMD (for command).

The Apple keyboard has two keys Option for Alt and Alt GR for Windows. So, to take advantage of the Alt, hold down Option and Ctrl simultaneously.

For keys Delete and Backspace (back), smaller keyboards Mac only have the command-Backspace. In this case, to erase the character to the right press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously. If you have a large keyboard then press on the button placed below fn.

There is not Print. screen on the Mac keyboard, then to perform a screen capture, you will need to use the snipping tool.

Some of the functions are unusable from a Mac keyboard on Windows (Insert, Page up, Page down, Lock numbers..), they may, however, be carried out from the application-screen Keyboard of Windows.

To enable it, go to Start, then to Settings, then go to ease of access. In the left column, select Keyboard and then Activate the on-screen keyboard.

Customize your keyboard with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator is a free software (in English), thanks to which you can customize the keys of your keyboard.

To be able to install, your computer needs to run under Framework.NET if this is not the case then download the free here.

Once Framework, and the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator installed, open the file :

Go to File .
Click on Load Existing Keyboard.
In the window that appears, select an existing keyboard .
Select French .

Now, you customize. If you want to change a key then select the corresponding check box, click and enter the symbol you want to use instead.

Microsoft has included a detailed help section (Help), make sure you take a look at it if you want to get the most out of the application.