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  • Thu, Jul 14 2011 11:34 AM

    • Nnata
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    MAC to PC keyboard switch over? Advice please.

    So I'd like to start practicing for operation on a PC based MC. Problem is, I only have access to a Mac with MC. In an ideal world, I'd like to be able to replace the cmnd key with the ctrl key. Is there anything I can do? I have a few PC keyboards around if that will help? I'd like to avoid running windows on my MAC as I've had trouble with it before.

    Any sugestions would be very much appreciated.

  • Thu, Jul 14 2011 4:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: MAC to PC keyboard switch over? Advice please.

    I use my PC keyboard on my MAC- no big problems--you can always by the avid labels and just lable them :)

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  • Thu, Jul 14 2011 4:46 PM In reply to

    • Nnata
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    Re: MAC to PC keyboard switch over? Advice please.

    MrBill:

    I use my PC keyboard on my MAC- no big problems--you can always by the avid labels and just lable them :)

     

    Well I actually have an Avid PC keyboard. But will the CTRL key on the PC keyboard funtion as the CMND key?

  • Thu, Jul 14 2011 6:16 PM In reply to

    • curiosity
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    Re: MAC to PC keyboard switch over? Advice please.

    Nnata:
    Well I actually have an Avid PC keyboard. But will the CTRL key on the PC keyboard funtion as the CMND key?

    Yes but the key is in a different place (so if you are used to hitting the Cmd key as the-key-next-to-the-spacebar you'll be annoyed) However, you can swap them around on Windows with something like this: http://www.autohotkey.com/

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  • Sat, Sep 14 2013 10:23 AM In reply to

    • Mediagix
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    Re: MAC to PC keyboard switch over? Advice please.

    curiosity:

    Yes but the key is in a different place

    Did I understand this correctly?

    If I bring my PC AVID Keyboard and hook it to a MAC, it will work here the same as it did on my PC?

    IOW the CTRL / CMD key will be located on the far left / right, as opposed to next to the spacebar?

    I'm asking because I have to edit on a mac atm and the cmd / CTRL key location next to the spacebar

    is an offence to my muscle memory. If I understand this post correctly, all I have to do is use my avid

    pc keyboard from my own machine to to avoid this awkwardness?

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