#1 By: Michael Garcia, June 6th, 2014 01:45
Hey guys! so I have 2 questions, hopefully easy questions with easy answers, as I'm basically a Mac guy, and somebody using Windows that wants to use my set ran into some road blocks. I wanna be able to advise him how to properly do the following...
Question 1) what is the windows equivolent to being able to set up app-specific shortcuts like this: http://support.apple.com/kb/ph3957 my set requires some shortcuts to be programmed but i have no idea how a windows user should go about doing so.
Question 2) will my mac set work for windows or will i have to manually make a windows set with the appropriate shortcuts. The main difference i thinks Command is Ctrl on windows and the rest of the modifier keys. How should i go about getting him set up properly on windows?
#2 By: Pedro Lobo, June 16th, 2014 06:55
Sorry about the delay, but unfortunately I don't think I have good news for your friend. From what I've been able to see (and asked my Windows friends too), there is no way of achieving that for specific apps. You can create shortcuts to files, folders etc, but not app menus (we love our Macs with good reason right ). There may be an app for that, but nothing that a cursory google search turned up (or that my windows friends know of).
As for Q2, that's far easier to manage. You can simply export your set (or find it in Dropbox if you have that setup) and then change the extension. Your friend then just needs to import the windows set and change appropriate modifier keys where needed (cmd to ctrl, etc.) Read Cristiano's tip here for more info on how to do it.
Hope that helps.