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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Remapping Windows (Command) and Alt (Option) Keys

Using boot camp with my iMac, I find it frustrating pressing the command key and having the start menu pop-up. It was actually hard to search google and find a simple registry solution, so taking a look at a couple of documents:

I found it very easy to modify the registry and change the mappings for any key really, but this is how you map LAlt (0038) to LWin (E05B) and vice versa.

  • Open regedit to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout
  • Create a binary value with the name "Scancode Map" with the value '00000000000000000300000038005BE05BE0380000000000'
  • Reboot.

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