Using a Windows keyboard + mouse on a Mac

Discussion in 'Third-party Accessories' started by cyberathlete, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. cyberathlete

    cyberathlete Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2008
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    Hi MUGgers,

    Wow. It has been ages since I started a thread here. Anyway, I just want to get your feedback if you have used / are using a windows keyboard and mouse on a mac.

    My current office machine is a (surprisingly reliable) ThinkPad, and I am using a Logitech wireless KB + mouse combo with a USB dongle. I will be moving to a macbook pro (not the one with the touch bar) next week. Since the previous gen mbp still has a USB port, I plan on using the kb + mouse rather than getting the insanely overpriced magic mouse 2 and wireless kb.

    I think I can live with the reversed command and alt keys, and I've figured out a way to lock the screen using a windows keyboard. I am just wondering if there are other issues I might have missed.
  2. cybersniper

    cybersniper Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2009
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    Imus, Cavite
    You shouldnt have any issue. Peripherals are cross-platform these days. I use a HHKB and a Logitech G900 for my iMac.
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  3. marvinp

    marvinp Member

    Apr 8, 2004
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    You can swap the Command and Option keys:

    System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys buttons (lower right) > swap Option and Command keys

    jcsantamarina and cyberathlete like this.

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