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Title: razer blackwidow elite - mac keys
Post by: metatronx on Tue, 21 January 2020, 06:50:08
Well, this is my "first" gaming keyboard (been a mac user for a very long time and before that I always used Logitech keyboard).
I took advantage of discounts on razer website and I bought this new keyboard. I saw that there is a chance of changing keys on it, so I thought that I can get only needed mac keys layout and change it.

I saw that lower row of mentioned keyboard has "nonstandard" keys (I found this info on reddit). So getting right ones is probably "hard". I checked lots of website that sell customised keys, but I couldn't find any mac ones. Could someone help me out on this? I'm new to this customisable keyboard thing and all the help is really appreciated.
Title: Re: razer blackwidow elite - mac keys
Post by: Findecanor on Tue, 21 January 2020, 07:10:33
Max Keyboards has them (http://www.maxkeyboard.com/custom-mac-modifier-backlight-keycaps.html). Select "6.0 Spacebar bottom". Then select a style ("Keycap Option").

However... by just installing the keycaps, the Command and Option keys have the reverse meaning.
I don't know if the BW Elite allows you to swap the meaning of the keys  on the keyboard, but I have heard that some version of Razer Synapse for Mac should support swapping them.
Otherwise you should be able to swap the keys in System Preferences→ Keyboard → Modifier Keys... but then the keys would be swapped for all keyboards that you connect ... including the built-in keyboard if you are using a laptop. :-

BTW. Some narrow-minded people call keyboards with that width of modifier keys on the bottom row as "non-standard". It is a standard, and quite a few keyboard, even mechanical ones, do have that configuration.
Some mechanical Razer keyboards do have slightly different mounts for the space bar though.
Title: Re: razer blackwidow elite - mac keys
Post by: metatronx on Tue, 21 January 2020, 07:17:23
Thx a lot for this info!

Hopefully Razer will make soon support for Mac as well (they use to support mac os back in the day, then ditched it completely, well almost :)

Title: Re: razer blackwidow elite - mac keys
Post by: Ckeeb on Thu, 06 February 2020, 22:23:53
There are Mac rainbow PBT keycaps, and Mac layout mechanical keyboards. Like wasd, keychron and velocifire.