Use Windows shortcuts on your Apple keyboard

Here’s how keyboard functions are mapped to Apple keyboards by the Apple Keyboard Support driver in Windows.

All keyboards

Use these keys on your Apple keyboard for these Windows functions.


Windows logo:
press Command (⌘)

Backspace or Delete: press Delete


Enter or ⏎:
 press Return


Alt (left):
press Option


Alt GR (right):
 press Option + Control


Pause/Break:
press fn + Esc


Applications: 
This key isn’t available from Apple keyboards

Extended keyboard keys

If your keyboard doesn’t include these keys, press these key combinations in Windows instead.


Insert:
press fn + Return


Forward Delete:
press fn + Delete


Home:
press fn + left arrow


End:
press fn + right arrow


Page Up:
press fn + up arrow


Page Down:
press fn + down arrow


Number Lock:
 press fn + F6

Print Screen: press fn + Shift + F11


Print Active Window:
press fn + Shift + Option + F11


Scroll Lock:
press fn + Shift + F12


Numeric keypad mappings

For numerical entry on the Apple Wireless Keyboard, use the standard numerical keys beneath the Function keys. Apple external keyboards with built-in numeric keypads provide the same function as Microsoft-compatible numeric keypads.

Use Apple Function keys in Windows

You can use some features of your Apple Keyboard function keys in Windows. Some of these keys are available only on keyboards designed for Apple devices. These keys might be named differently or might not be available on some Windows-compatible keyboards.

If you need to use the top row of keys on your Apple keyboard as standard function keys (F-keys) in Windows, hold the fn key while pressing one of the keys in the top row.


Sample Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth)

 


Reduce display brightness

 


Mission Control – not available in Windows

 


Reduce keyboard brightness

 


Previous track

 


Next track

 


Volume down

 


Media eject (when your Mac has an optical drive connected)


Increase display brightness

 


Launchpad – not available in Windows

 


Increase keyboard brightness

 


Play/Pause media in apps like iTunes

 


Mute toggle

 


Volume up

 


Media eject (2nd optical drive)

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