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I'm running OSX 10.8 on a Windows 7 machine with Vmware. However, I find it difficult to switch between the shortcut keys for OSX and Windows. Is there anywhere in Vmware that I can change the settings so that I can use the Windows shortcut keys in the OSX virtual machine?

I'm aware that I can change the modifier keys in the System Preferences, but the shortcut keys wouldn't be consistent. For example, if I changed the Command key to my Control key instead, yes, copy and paste shortcuts will work, but Alt+Tab to switch windows wouldn't work because I need to press Control+Tab instead, which is even more confusing.

I'm using a Windows keyboard.

So, how can I use Windows shortcut keys when in the OSX virtual machine?

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It's not a one-click solution, but try DoubleCommand. Way easier then changing the keys in the System Preferences. Quoting for its description:

What is DoubleCommand?

DoubleCommand is software for Mac OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys, in other words change the way your keyboard works. Often used to make a PC keyboard more comfortable with a Mac, swapping the Alt (Option) and Windows (Command or Apple) keys, since they are in swapped positions on Mac and PC keyboards. DoubleCommand is a quick and easy way to fix this if you use a PC keyboard with your Mac.

It has been also featured at LifeHacker.

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