I use a Mac at home, with a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard. I love the keyboard, and have swapped the command (⌘) and option (⌥) keys in Keyboard.prefpane so that they are physically in the same location as an Apple keyboard.
This makes my “alt” key command (⌘) and Windows key option (⌥)
I like working this way for all my Mac needs, but when I screen share into many different Windows computers (for work using Microsoft Remote Desktop or Parsec) I’d like the Windows key to become a Windows key again and the alt key to become an alt key again.
Question: Is there a way to swap them back but only while in a specific application?
I’ve setup an application macro group in Keyboard Maestro and selected Parsec and Microsoft Remote Desktop with the following macros:
While this seems to work for the Windows key (although sometimes inconsistent). I can’t get it to work with the alt key. I’ve tried:
tell application "System Events" key code 58 #<- option's key code end tell
as well as:
tell application "System Events" key down option key up option end tell
Which does work for the Windows key (using command instead of option of course).
Any thoughts on other ways to approach this in Keyboard Maestro?