Say I have a Mac keyboard and want to use it on a PC. Some of the keys aren't quite right. How do I map them correctly?
The main problems with using an Apple keyboard on a PC are as follows:
- Media & Volume keys are nonfunctional
- Command key where Alt key should be, but acts like Windows key
- Option key where Windows key should be, but acts like Alt key
- Right Control key acts like Right Alt key
- Fn key where Insert key should be (wired keyboard only)
- Clear key where NumLock key should be (wired keyboard only)
You can use scancode mapping to map the F7-F12 scancodes to the Windows media keyboard equivalents, turn F13-F15 into the PrintScreen, Scroll Lock, and Pause keys, and make the Ctrl and Alt keys work properly. After that you hit a wall with scancode mapping.
I use the following to swap the alt and command/Windows keys. Paste into a .reg file, then run it to import into your registry.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,08,00,00,00,37,e0,64,00,5b,e0,38,00,\ 38,00,5b,e0,5c,e0,38,e0,38,e0,5c,e0,47,e0,63,e0,0d,00,59,00,00,00,00,00