One more key mapping please! :)

Discussion in 'Feature Suggestions' started by David Graham, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. David Graham

    David Graham

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    The placement of the Alt and Windows keys are reversed in Parallels for Mac compared to a regular Windows PC. For those of us Mac users who are heavy Windows users, all of my muscle-memory for keyboard navigation is severely handicapped. I found it odd to find the Ctrl/Command mapping since that seems far less useful.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wbrimhall

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    Agreed...!

    I can't agree more...!

    I'm used to both platforms -- and used to where the respective keys are. I'd love the ability to do the following to things:

    -- Have Parallels automatically switch the Cmd and Option keys inside the Windows VM -- so that the Alt and Windows keys are where I'd expect them to be in Windows when using a Mac keyboard.

    -- Have an easy option to switch the Cmd and Option keys on the Mac side so that I can use a Windows keyboard with the Mac. (Note that this would be separate from the option above -- as I'd to use this option with a Windows keyboard to switch them on the Mac side -- and then the option above to switch them back in the Windows VM.) Ideally, this option could be on a per-keyboard basis so that the internal MacBook keyboard stays the same, but the external Windows keyboard gets switched.
     
  3. wbrimhall

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    Yet another key mapping...

    It would also be great if you could allow a key (such as the right Cmd key) to be remapped to a 'right click' -- so that a right click can be easily done when using an internal MacBook keyboard and trackpad.
     
  4. joem

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    A click with two fingers on the trackpad will be interpreted as a right click both by the guest, and OSX.
     
  5. drval

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    I'm not finding this to work currently in Windows using build 3120. Any settings I should check?
     
  6. David Graham

    David Graham

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    Swamp cmd/ctrl

    You can already do this using the Keyboard & Mouse Preference pane. Just click on the Modifier Keys button.

    - Dave
     
  7. David Graham

    David Graham

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    Gotta enable the feature

    The two-fingered right-click is not a Parallels feature; it's an OS X feature. It might require hardware support, so it may not work for all Power/MacBooks. In Keyboard & Mouse prefs, go to the Trackpad tab and enable "Tap trackpad using two fingers for seconday click".

    - Dave
     
  8. drval

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    Yes, I've seen in when on the Mac side but never on the Windows side under Paralles. But I'll check the config again. Thanks
     

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