I personally don’t find the standard flat Apple keyboard to be very comfortable to work with so awhile back, I purchased a more ergonomically-friendly keyboard. Being a fast touch typist, I initially found myself struggling with the keyboard, especially when using the Command or Alt keys. Then I realized why: the location of these two keys was reversed on my new keyboard. Seeing that their location was ingrained in my muscle memory, I decided to simply remap these two keys so I could carry on as before.
You can easily do so in System Preferences in the Keyboard pane, by changing the mapping of the modifier keys.
To Remap the Modifier Keys
- Select from the menu.
- Click System Preferences.
- Under the Hardware area, click the Keyboard icon.
- Click the Modifier Keys button.
- To switch the behavior of the Option and Command keys, click the Option Key drop-down box and choose Command from the list. Then, click the Command Key drop-down box and choose Option from the list.
- Click OK.
- Click the Close button on the Keyboard window.