5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2008 12:11 AM by WoodyZ

    Is there a way to remap Ctrl-C to Cmd-C in Fusion

    spizz Novice

       

      Is ther a way to remap the Cut, Copy, Paste shortcuts in WIndows to their Mac analogs ie Cmd-C etc....

       

       

      I have tried KeyTweak and can't seem to get it to work. ANybody have any succes doing this? I am working in a mixed OS enndenvironment am constantly doing the wrong key shortcuts and it's making me nuts.

       

       

        • 1. Re: Is there a way to remap Ctrl-C to Cmd-C in Fusion
          WoodyZ Guru
          spizz wrote:

          Is ther a way to remap the Cut, Copy, Paste shortcuts in WIndows to their Mac analogs ie Cmd-C etc....

           

          I have tried KeyTweak and can't seem to get it to work. ANybody have any succes doing this? I am working in a mixed OS enndenvironment am constantly doing the wrong key shortcuts and it's making me nuts.

           

           

           

           

          I just downloaded KeyTweak and had no problem remapping the left ctrl key to the left command key in Windows XP as an example.

           

          Maybe you don't know how to properly use KeyTweak so...

           

          I've attached a file named Remap_Left_Ctrl_Key_TO_Left_Command_Key.zip which contains the file Remap_Left_Ctrl_Key_TO_Left_Command_Key.reg

           

          Extract and execute Remap_Left_Ctrl_Key_TO_Left_Command_Key.reg file then reboot the Windows VM.  This .reg file contains the registry entry that KeyTweak made and works.

           

          Your left command key will now act as the left ctrl key.

           

          You can then use the right command key to bring up the Windows Start Menu.

           

           

           

           

           

          File Attached: Remap_Left_Ctrl_Key_TO_Left_Command_Key.zip

           

           

           

           

           

          • 2. Re: Is there a way to remap Ctrl-C to Cmd-C in Fusion
            spizz Novice

             

            I have no idea what I was doing wrong other than to say PEBKC error. You file worked beautifully.

             

             

            And once again you are the man.....

             

             

            • 3. Re: Is there a way to remap Ctrl-C to Cmd-C in Fusion
              WoodyZ Guru
              spizz wrote:

              I have no idea what I was doing wrong other than to say PEBKC error. You file worked beautifully.

               

              And once again you are the man.....

               

               

               

               

              The easiest way to use KeyTweak for having one key act as another key is to use "Full Teach Mode"

               

              Click the "Full Teach Mode" button in the lower left quadrant of the KeyTweak UI

               

              In the "Full Teach Mode" dialog box click the "Begin Teach Mode" button.

               

              Now press the Key that you want to have the functionality of the other key.

               

              In this case you'd press the Left Command Key

               

              Now press the Key who functionality you want on the first Key you pressed.

               

              In this case you'd press the Left Ctrl Key

               

              Now press the "Remap Key#1 to Key#2" button and then restart the VM.

               

              You Left Command Key is now your Left Ctrl Key and your Left Crtl Key is still your Left Ctrl Key.

               

              Now if you wanted to actually switch the behavior of the two key for each other, one for one if you will, then you need to use different controls within the KeyTweak UI.

               

              The attached file, "Swap_Left_Ctrl_Key_With_Left_Command_Key.zip" contains the "Remap_Left_Ctrl_Key_TO_Left_Command_Key_AND_Left_Command_Key_TO_Left_Ctrl_Key.reg" file.  If what you wanted was to actually swap one for one the two keys it requires putting in place to remapping's and this .reg will do that while overwriting the previous change.  Don't forget to reboot for the changes to take effect.

               

               

               

              File Attached: Swap_Left_Ctrl_Key_With_Left_Command_Key.zip

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

              • 4. Re: Is there a way to remap Ctrl-C to Cmd-C in Fusion
                billearl Enthusiast

                An alternative to KeyTweak is RemapKey.exe, another freebee, which is part of Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&DisplayLang=en . It's the one I use, although I also have tried KeyTweak, but it's been too long since I evaluated them to give you a meaningful comparison. I think RemapKey is simpler to use.

                • 5. Re: Is there a way to remap Ctrl-C to Cmd-C in Fusion
                  WoodyZ Guru

                  billearl wrote:An alternative to KeyTweak is RemapKey.exe, another freebee, which is part of Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools. It's the one I use, although I also have tried KeyTweak, but it's been too long since I evaluated them to give you a meaningful comparison. I think RemapKey is simpler to use.

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  RemapKey provides less functionality than KeyTweak and unless you want or need the other utilities in the Reskit it's not worth having to install 30 MB of stuff just for RemapKey.

                   

                  Another option is SharpKeys however it requires .NET Framework 2.0 to be installed. Something just isn't right about having to install what amounts to over a 80 MB footprint to run a 72 KB file!  Although I believe it provides even more functionality then the other two although if you don't already have .NET Framework 2.0 installed IMO it's not worth it when it can be done manually using the information in the documents below.

                   

                   

                   

                  Scan Code Mapper for Windows http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/input/w2kscan-map.mspx and the white-paper below describes how to do this without installing anything.

                   

                  Key Support for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and Applications

                  http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/1/161ba512-40e2-4cc9-843a-923143f3456c/scancode.doc

                   

                   

                   

                  I think if your just trying to remap one or two keys that are normal keys the KeyTweak is the fastest and easiest way to do it.  However it you dealing with keys like F16 on the new Apple Keyboards you will either need the information in the .doc file or maybe SharpKeys can handle that but I'm comfortable manually editing the registry for my remappings.