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Post Your Answer Discard By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. Linked 0. Related 1. Hot Network Questions. However, the Mac uses both a "Command" key, which provides functionality similar to Windows' "Ctrl" key, and a "Control" key that has no equivalent under Windows.

Running Windows under VMWare Fusion: Remapping your Keyboard to Create an Insert Key

In function and location but not in name, the Macintosh "Delete" key equals Windows' "Backspace" key. The Mac uses the "Option" key when the Windows uses its "Alt" key, but the keys don't occupy the same keyboard locations. Macintosh users who sit down at a Windows keyboard to work in dual-platform applications may find themselves pressing the Windows "Alt" key when they want its "Ctrl" key to activate the commands preceded by the Mac's "Command" key. Their search for the "Alt" key to replace the Mac's "Option" key often lands them on the "Windows" or "Win" key, which did not exist on Windows keyboards until the introduction of Windows Windows also includes a dedicated key to capture or print the contents of the computer screen, and to switch the numeric keys between typing numbers and functioning like the navigational arrow keys.

Hackintosh Tip: Fix the Command key

The Mac uses a two-key combination to print screen contents to a file and has no equivalent to the "Num Lock" function. To use a Macintosh keyboard with Windows under VMware Fusion, Mac users add a few new functions, but need not unlearn any old habits.

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Printing the screen uses the Mac's "F13" key. The "F14" key stands in for the "Scroll Lock. How do I send keyboard combos that use the command key to the VM? When I use the command key with the VM open, fullscreen or not, the keyboard combination always goes to the host instead of the VM.

Click "Keyboard and Mouse" and choose the Mac profile. You just use the Windows key: Using Mac Keyboards in a Virtual Machine.

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I have a apple computer, and am running the apple operating system within a VM on that machine. As the title says since I upgraded to 8. Modifier keys? Keyboard shortcuts of screen readers are quite tricky if you are really curious and want to learn more about this, skip ahead and read Screen readers are keyboard shortcut monsters. In the default, Windows 8 keyboard and mouse profile for Fusion, other shortcuts involving the Windows key will need to have the Shift key added as well. On macOS, running Windows as a virtual machine needs some special configuration, especially to integrate it seamlessly into the daily workflow.

I had myself a slightly different problem: I found a ready-made VM and all was working except command-clic. The solution was also there: Hope this may help someone.

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