How to customize the modifier keys in OS X

Modifier keys for Mac systems are the Shift, Control, Option (Alt), Command, and Caps Lock keys. Commands triggered by combinations of these keys can greatly accelerate the way you use your computer, but it can slow you down again if you switch to a keyboard with an unusual provision.

While most Mac keyboards have these keys in the same relative locations, so you do not have to change your habits strike, there are situations where you might end up with something different, as if you take a laptop at the office and plug whatever keyboard you happen to find. For example, on the PC keyboard equivalents of the option and command keys (Alt and Windows, respectively) are often reversed in location.Granted, you can adapt to change, or make sure you use the type of same keypad wherever you go, but an easy alternative for Mac OS X is to customize the buttons to change the system.

To do this, open the System Preferences Keyboard and click on "Modifier Keys ..." in the bottom right. A small window will appear where you can select the keyboard attached to your system and assign functions OS X modifier keys on the keyboard layout. you only need to exchange the option and command keys mapped, but you can define other or disable a modifier key if desired.

Keep in mind that these settings are specific to the device, so you will need to set again for each new keyboard.
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