Windows-centric keyboards can be awkward when using macOS. Here's how to make any keyboard work for a Mac by remapping the modifier keys.
If you've ever used a third-party keyboard, you've probably noticed that PC-based layouts don't translate over perfectly for Mac users. Fortunately, there's an easy fix — remapping your modifier buttons.
Here's how to get it done
How to remap your modifier keys in macOS
- Click on Apple Menu
- Click System Preferences
- Click Keyboard
- In the Keyboard tab, click the Modifier Keys button in the lower right of the control panel
- Set your Caps Lock, Control, Option, Command, and Globe modifier keys as you wish
Tip: If you're using a keyboard with a Windows layout, you'll want to swap the Command Key to Option and the Option Key to Command. This will mimic a macOS layout.