I use two keyboards on the mac, the default mac keyboard and a windows default (Microsoft wireless desktop).

I use the microsoft keyboard one for the left hand, and the mac keyboard for the right hand.

The problem is that when I press a key on microsoft keyboard like shift/ctrl/alt/esc, and another key on the mac it doesn't get detected as a combination. I have to press the full combination on the same keyboard.

Is it possible to override this?

I'm used to typing (Keyboard A) and char (Keyboard B) in order to get an upper case char.

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The Mac won't do key combinations across keyboards, even with an Apple external and a MacBook Pro internal.

I know of no utility to allow this, either.

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