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I'm running Windows 8 through Parallels and I seem to have to map every Win+other key combination for my VM separately.

Is there a way to do wildcard mapping so that, for example, Cmd + anything maps to Win + anything or do I have to map every key combination explicitly?

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In windows, open up a new notepad and paste the following into it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,05,00,00,00,5b,e0 ,1d,00,1d,00,5b,e0,\
5c,e0,1d,e0,1d,e0,5c,e0,00,00,00,00

Save this as key.reg (or any name really, just make it .reg) and then run it to add to the registry. Then, restart your VM and it should be remapped.

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Please could you explain what this registry change is doing? Editing my registry makes me nervous! –  kristian Oct 31 '12 at 23:57
    
Because normally the ctrl button acts as the windows key, both keys are flipped to fix your problem. –  tr4656 Nov 1 '12 at 0:59

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