Running Windows 7 in VMware Fusion on OS X Mountain Lion. Is there a way to remap my right alt/option key so that it behaves like a right ctrl key in Windows, especially in Office? In other words, can I remap my Mac right command key to be an alt key in Windows and the Mac right alt/option key to be a ctrl key?
(If you need an explanation why:)
I use Word (2010, for Windows) in my VM quite often. Due to extensive muscle memorye, I'm pretty good at "switching" back and forth between Windows and Mac keyboard shortcuts -- so when I'm saving in Mac Word, I would use left Command+S, while when I'm in VM Windows Word I press left Ctrl+S and it works.
However, in Windows Word I'm extremely used to using the right Ctrl+Backspace combination to backspace whole words. On a Mac laptop keyboard
, the sequence of keys from left to right is [space bar]--[command]--[alt/option]. Unfortunately on Windows
, the sequence is usually [space bar]--[alt]--[ctrl], and it looks like the VMware straightforwardly matches up the right alt/command key to Windows alt and the right command key to Windows ctrl.
So because of muscle memory, every single time I try to use right Ctrl+Backspace in my VM I hit my Mac keyboard's right Alt+Backspace instead and get an alt+backspace command. (In other words, if I hit right command+backspace I get the response I want in Windows Word, but it's driving me crazy because my muscle memory "knows" that in Windows the right ctrl-key is the one right next to the arrow keys.)
I know there are keyboard remappers out there, and I've been able to remap this on a previous Mac running Boot Camp, but for a variety of reasons I'd prefer to run VM on this machine and some of the previous key-remapping software I've used hasn't worked in VMware. Is there anything I can do, or am I stuck with this?