Quick Tips: Mod a Macbook Pro keyboard for Windows
Quick Tips: Mod a Macbook Pro keyboard for Windows
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Quick Tips: Mod a Macbook Pro keyboard for Windows

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[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> Hey, I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com and today's Quick Tip proves that anything can be found on the Internet. I recently switched to a MacBook Pro, but I'm running Windows on it. For the most part this works great, but some of the keys don't quite match up -- a little annoying. I'd like the Apple key for instance to work as a Windows key. Now, the Delete key here works as the Backspace, but that leaves you without a regular Delete key and somewhat annoyingly, there's no Print Screen key. Print Screen lets you easily take a screen capturing windows. I use that a lot. Thankfully, I found a little labor of love from Eric Olofsson called Input Remapper available from Olofsson.info. This little utility remaps the keys in Windows on a MacBook Pro keyboard to make your life just a little easier. Download and install the program. Once it's installed the keys are automatically remapped. The left side Apple key becomes the Windows key. Function Eject becomes Print Screen and the solo Enter button here on the right becomes Right Click. You can also remap the keys to some of your own preferences. I remapped the right Apple key to be my missing Delete button. And if you like to play with backlights, you can also get a control panel for backlights and even fan speed. Like I said this was a labor of love, so if you use it and like it, drop a few Pfennigs or pennies or whatever currency you use in Mr. Olofsson's tip jar. That's it for this Quick Tip. I'm Tom Merritt for CNET.com. ^M00:01:34 [ Music ]

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