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Switching to a Mac

System Preferences

There are a few things to get used to when switching from a PC to a Mac (and back again).

Sometimes, it is the little things which matter the most. In particular, the keyboard's 'Command' and 'Control' keys.

The important one for the PC is the 'Ctrl' key, which is found in the bottom left hand corner of the keyboard. On a Mac though, it is the 'cmd' key, two keys to the right of it, which is the important one.

If you switch between a PC and a Mac, it is imperative that you remember which key to press when you are copying and pasting, otherwise you can get pretty wound up when you forget!

Of course, wouldn't it be great if you could somehow put the keys in the same place for both PC and Mac?

Well, there is a way to do it, thanks to the flexibility of the Mac. Watch this movie to find out how.

Using the Mac's 'System Preferences', select 'Keyboard & Mouse' and look for the 'Modifier Keys' button in the bottom left of the 'Keyboard' tab option - that's the way to do it!

As an encore, we'd like to resolve the age old '@' and ' " ' symbols problem - so we'll do a movie on this one too ... eventually!