I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them.

To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as in umlaut) followed by the letter that needs the diacritic.

When I use Windows in VirtualBox I have to fall back to the Windows combinations (e.g.AltGr+p for ö) which I find difficult to remember (I don't use VirtualBox a lot).

Is there a way to map the usual OS X key combinations to Windows?

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    I haven't tried it, but according to the VMware KB you can install Apple versions of keyboard layouts on Windows by installing Boot Camp drivers. – Lri Nov 15 '13 at 21:02
  • If I try to install the BootCamp drivers in Windows 7 (Virtual Box) I get a message that they are unsupported. – Matteo Nov 18 '13 at 6:51
  • in vmware there is a possibility to whitch key combos on mac acts as which on the vm's. maybe there is some thing similar to this on virtualbox. – konqui Dec 15 '13 at 12:29

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