Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu Linux

I frequently switch between Mac and Linux, and it's been troublesome to remember to type Command-whatever on the Mac, but Control-whatever on Linux. (For copy-and paste, for example.)

I did a quick web search and found out that it's easy to make Ubuntu Linux recognize the Command keys as an extra set of control keys:

Choose menu: System : Preferences : Keyboard
Select the Layouts tab
Choose "Layout Options"
Open the "Alt / Win Key Behaviour" tab
Check the "Control is mapped to the Win-keys" checkbox.

1 comment:

Pete K said...

Sweet! Many thanks.