Use Windows shortcuts on your Apple keyboard
Here's how keyboard functions are mapped to Apple keyboards by the Apple Keyboard Support driver in Windows.
Use these keys on your Apple keyboard for these Windows functions.
Windows logo: press Command (⌘)
Backspace or Delete: press Delete
Enter or ⏎: press Return
Alt (left): press Option
Alt GR (right): press Option + Control
Pause/Break: press fn + Esc
Applications: This key isn't available from Apple keyboards
Extended keyboard keys
If your keyboard doesn't include these keys, press these key combinations in Windows instead.
Insert: press fn + Return
Forward Delete: press fn + Delete
Home: press fn + left arrow
End: press fn + right arrow
Page Up: press fn + up arrow
Page Down: press fn + down arrow
Number Lock: press fn + F6
Print Screen: press fn + Shift + F11
Print Active Window: press fn + Shift + Option + F11
Scroll Lock: press fn + Shift + F12
Numeric keypad mappings
For numerical entry on the Apple Wireless Keyboard, use the standard numerical keys beneath the Function keys. Apple external keyboards with built-in numeric keypads provide the same function as Microsoft-compatible numeric keypads.
Use Apple Function keys in Windows
You can use some features of your Apple Keyboard function keys in Windows. Some of these keys are available only on keyboards designed for Apple devices. These keys might be named differently or might not be available on some Windows-compatible keyboards.
If you need to use the top row of keys on your Apple keyboard as standard function keys (F-keys) in Windows, hold the fn key while pressing one of the keys in the top row.
Sample Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth)
Reduce display brightness
Mission Control - not available in Windows
Reduce keyboard brightness
Media eject (when your Mac has an optical drive connected)
Increase display brightness
Launchpad - not available in Windows
Increase keyboard brightness
Play/Pause media in apps like iTunes
Media eject (2nd optical drive)
If your keyboard isn't working
When you use Boot Camp to install Windows on your Mac, it installs Windows support software (drivers) that let you use features of Apple keyboards in Windows. If your keyboard works when your Mac is started in OS X but not Windows, try reinstalling Windows support software from Boot Camp Assistant.
To determine the key combinations used to access unique characters for the language and region your Apple keyboard is designed to support by using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator:
- Download, install, and open the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.
- Choose File > Load Existing Keyboard.
- Select the keyboard you want to see.
- Locate the country name in the keyboard list that's followed by "(Apple)".
- Follow the instructions provided with the app. You can print images of the keyboard, including what keys look like when holding modifiers like Shift, Option, or Fn.
Microsoft provides also provides a keyboard mapping article for how to to use a Windows keyboard with OS X.
Apple does not provide technical phone support for installing, using, or recovering Microsoft Windows. Support is available for using Boot Camp Setup Assistant, as well as installing or restoring Boot Camp software while your Mac is started from Windows. Support articles and discussions may also be available on Apple's support website.