I’ve mentioned it before, but I used to be a Mac OS X user for about 10 years. When I switched over to Linux, I did so on my Apple hardware. There are a few things that I just could not get used to when it came to configuration. One of those things was, the ‘ctrl’ key. It was so ingrained in my brain to use ‘Command+C’ to copy, not control+c. Well, Gnome’s configuration settings came to the rescue. You can map the Command key to act as your Control key vary easily.

First open up your Menu and get to the Control Center.¬†Once open, you are looking for your Keyboard Preferences, of which we want the ‘Layouts’ tab.

Go to Control Center->Keyboard->Layouts

Select the ‘Options’ button, and you’ll be presented with a dialog of many items to customize your keyboard layout. Click on the ‘Alt/Win key behavior’ item so it expands. Choose ‘Control is mapped to Win keys (and the usual Ctrl keys). Close out those two windows and it’s magic! You can now use your Mac Keyboard like it’s a Mac. No more missed copy/paste moments.

Posted by Chris Klosowski

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