On my keyboard, how do I switch the alt key to function like the control key?

Kat Donegan
Kat Donegan used Ask the Experts™
I have a PC keyboard and I want to switch the alt key to function like the control key. I'm on Windows 10. How do I change this?
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

For what reason? You would get rid of everything which has to use ALT if you replace the key with CTRL.
Or is it something different you are after?
Kat DoneganUX/UI Designer


Qlemo - Just a personal preference. I'm used to Mac commands and often press alt expecting a command/control outcome, so I just want to switch it.
Jenaraj JenIT Systems Engineer

beware when changing keys, some apps and sometimes windows doesn't like it... i did that once, as i'm used to macs aswell, and CTLR+ALT+DEL wouldn't work all the time.


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