I just bought a Logitech USB keyboard (Logitech K120, if that matters.) It's a Windows keyboard, so it has a Windows key and an alt key. The Windows key maps to Command, and the Alt key maps to option. The keys are reversed from their positions on a normal Mac keyboard. It's driving me nuts.

I'm running 10.12.1 (Sierra)

Is there any way to remap them, for this specific keyboard?

  • @klanomath, see my edit. – Duncan C Dec 8 '16 at 3:33
  • If you go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys you cannot select the keyboard you want? – techraf Dec 8 '16 at 6:49
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    @techraf, that's exactly what I was looking for. I looked in the keyboards system preferences panel, but missed the modifier keys button. Can you post your solution as an answer so I can accept/up-vote it? – Duncan C Dec 8 '16 at 14:39
  • I wasn't sure about Sierra, I will post an answer. – techraf Dec 8 '16 at 14:42

You can change the functions of the modifier keys (Caps Lock, Control, Option, Command) in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Modifier Keys.

If you have more than one keyboard, the setting window allows you to select and set separate mapping for each one:

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  • Doesn't seem to apply to Mojave with a bluetooth keyboard. Any ideas? – Sinjai Apr 30 '19 at 18:51

Note that some Logitech keyboards, like the K850 that I have over here, allow swapping on their side via pressing fn+O for three seconds).

Source: https://www.logitech.com/en-hk/product/mk850-wireless-keyboard-mouse-combo/page/mk850-features

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Have you looked into using a keyboard remapping program such as Sharp Keys?

  • No, I'm not familiar with those. That will do what I need? – Duncan C Dec 8 '16 at 2:14
  • Most likely @DuncanC try it out and see where it takes you. – Jay Nagpaul Dec 8 '16 at 2:15
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    That's a Windows app. How should it work in OS X/macOS? – klanomath Dec 8 '16 at 3:38
  • Sharp Keys is a windows utility. Are there similar programs for Mac OS? – Duncan C Dec 8 '16 at 14:40
  • Karabiner is a similar app for OSX – Kano Mar 3 '19 at 9:30

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