As we all know, two of the most commonly used OS are Windows developed by Microsoft and the other one is Mac used by Apple for their desktops and laptops. People using Mac love its functionalities and when they switch over to Windows based machine then they miss those functionalities in their system. If you are also among these users who want to feel this mixture of two OS, by which we mean that who want to use Apple Keyboard under Windows 7 machine, then we may recommend you a small and light-weight application which may prove to be really helpful.
Apple Wireless Keyboard is a small script or program which has been developed by AutoHotkey and is available as a freeware for its users. This application allows its users to use Apple Keyboard (both wired and wireless) under Windows 7 and that too without losing the Mac functionality which may prove to be really helpful for its users. As we are using the same keyboard with Windows based machine, then we may see that all those functionalities and shortcuts will be exactly same as it was with Apple machine. Some of these useful Mac shortcuts that are very commonly used by all the users are Printscreen, Task Manager, iTunes Control, System Volume Control, Eject Button, and so on which you may feel and see exactly in the same way.
This utility can be easily downloaded from the link given below and in few steps it can be easily installed in your machine. Along with all the features described above, you may observe that using this helper application along with Magic Mouse driver will also allow you to enjoy using both Mac Keyboard and Mouse (Magic Mouse) under Windows 7 without any issues and along with all the similar functionalities to the Mac machine.
If we look towards the list of supported functions along with the shortcuts then we may use below given shortcuts for the various functionalities:
- F3: Printscreen
- F4: Task Manager
- F7-F9: iTunes Control
- F10-F12: System volume Control
- Eject button toggles Fkeys/Functions
- Fn + F key triggers function (useful when in F keys mode)
- Fn + Backspace = Del
So, overall we can say that it is a nice little utility who want to feel Mac experience on Windows based machine. All the above mentioned functions were successfully tested on Windows 7 x86 system using an Apple keyboard. This application doesn’t disturb the user as it runs in the background and sits in the system tray and can be stopped anytime.