Unless you’ve configured your account to skip the password, or are using an alternative login method, you need to type your password at the login screen in order to log in to your Windows account. But what if your keyboard is broken or not responding? Or what if you’re using a touch screen kiosk that doesn’t have a keyboard? Here’s how to log in to Windows without a keyboard as long as you have a working mouse, trackpad, or touch screen.
If a Bluetooth peripheral (like a mouse, trackpad, or keyboard) is giving you headaches on your Mac and you’ve tried other troubleshooting steps, it might be time to give unpairing it (and re-pairing it!) a try. For today’s article, Melissa Holt’s going to tell us how to remove a Bluetooth device from our Macs, and she’ll also give us some suggestions on how to set various stuff back up again.
The most important key on your Mac’s keyboard is arguably the Command Key, but its counterpart in Windows is the Control Key. Two keys, two different locations on the keyboard, but the same basic function. This can be quite frustrating if you frequently switch between a Mac and Windows PC, but thankfully users can solve this problem by remapping their modifier keys in OS X, allowing you to switch the function of the Command and Control keys on your keyboard. Here’s how to do it.
Mechanical keyboards allow many users to type faster, more accurately, and more comfortably than the cheaper membrane style keyboards that come with most computers and laptops, but few mechanical keyboards are designed for the Mac. Check out our review of the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac to see if this high quality mechanical keyboard is what you need to take your typing experience to the next level.
The Command key is likely the most common modifier key you’ll use in OS X. But if you use Windows or Linux, you’re probably accustomed to using the Control key modifier for most functions. The good news is that switching the functionality of the Command and Control keys is quick and easy in OS X. Here’s how to do it.
When it comes to taking screenshots in Windows, the Print Screen key is crucial. Most Windows-based keyboards have a Print Screen key, so it’s usually not an issue. But what if you’re running Windows on a Mac via Boot Camp? Apple’s compact keyboards don’t have a Print Screen key so, absent third party software, how do you take screenshots when booted into Windows on your Mac?
The ClamCase Pro keyboard case for iPad features a great keyboard that could make it an iOS typists’ dream. But its weight, thickness, and high price may drive less frequent iPad writers away. Read on for our full hands on review to see if the ClamCase Pro deserves to protect your favorite tablet.
Keyboard shortcuts are often the most efficient way to accomplish a task in any operating system, but some traditionally useful keyboard functions have been hidden behind modifier keys as keyboards have shrunk to fit modern devices. Here are a few shortcuts for OS X that bring back the functionality of the handy Home, End, Page Up, and Page Down keys, which are no longer found on most Apple keyboards.