Mac OS X: How to Swap Control, Caps Lock, Option, Command Keys

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page shows you how to swap the ⌘ Cmd key with ⌥ Opt key on Mac OS X. (or switching any modifier keys)

Mac OS X

“Keyboard & Mouse” control panel under System Preference in Mac OS X 10.4.x.

Starting with Mac OS X version 10.4, you can switch modifier keys to any other. This is done in “System Preferences”, “Keyboard & Mouse”.

For more advanced key swapping, see: Mac OS X Keyboard Layout, Keymapping, Keybinding, Tools.

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