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I recently bought a MacBook and I'm trying to use it with my Razer Lycosa keyboard. OS X doesn't seem to be able to map — or even detect — the Windows key at all. I'd like to use it as the Command key. Is this possible?

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I own that keyboard and I know there is a way to disable the windows key so make sure you have not done that. Something like holding windows then taping the razer symbol – Seth Hikari Aug 3 '11 at 23:55
No, I tried that. I also tried drivers for other Razer keyboards without any success. – Ondrej Slinták Aug 4 '11 at 7:46
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Sometimes the "gaming mode" gets activated on the Lycosa, which locks Windows Key (command key on Macs).

Instructions on how to disable gaming mode are available on the Razer site

You can activate the gaming mode for Razer Lycosa by pressing and holding the Razer Logo at the TouchPanel and then pressing the Windows key. This will deactivate the Windows key. To reactivate the Windows key you just need to press and hold the Razer Logo at the TouchPanel and then press the Windows key again.

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You win internet, sir! Thanks a lot :) I wasn't aware this option was there. – Ondrej Slinták Jan 9 '12 at 7:29
You're most welcome :) I think you should tag this post with Lycosa, Razer and Mac as well to make it easier to find. – Asad R. Jan 11 '12 at 2:09
Added Razer keyword, should be enough. It's general issue, not Mac specific. I was dealing with it on Linux as well. – Ondrej Slinták Jan 11 '12 at 12:49

Have you tried changing the "Modifier keys" in Keyboard prefs->Keyboard tab?

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Yes, but the windows key doesn't seem to be even detected by system. – Ondrej Slinták Aug 5 '11 at 9:53
Sorry, I'm not sure then. I use a PC keyboard on my Mac, and the Windows key is detected as an alt key. I use the prefs to swap alt and cmd. There seems to be a number of people asking about using Razer keyboards on Macs on the web. Maybe they don't use the normal key mappings and rely on their drivers on Windows. You might have some luck with a keyboard utility like Keyboard Maestro. – nevan king Aug 5 '11 at 13:05

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