MaComfort Brings Mac Functionality To Windows

2 Feb/10

Computer users who work with different operating systems have to get used to the differences of those systems. A user working on a Windows and Apple Macintosh computer for instance will notice many differences that can sometimes lead to problems when trying to use a feature or function that is available in one operating system but no the other.

A very basic example would be the differences in keyboard shortcuts. Mac users press the command + c and v keys to do that while Windows users Ctrl and not the Windows key. There are many additional examples like that.

MaComfort is a software for the Windows operating system that brings some of the functionality of Apple Macintosh computers to Windows.

The free version of the program offers four different categories that bring functionality from the Mac to Windows. The categories are keyboard, active corners, spaces and quicklook.


  • Volume: Toggle Mute with F3, Lower Volume with F4 and Raise Volume with F5
  • Mac Key Combinations: Enable standard Mac key combinations like Apple Q to quit an application (now Windows Q). All Windows key combinations remain active.
  • Special Characters: Access special characters like they are offered on a Mac keyboard (e.g. Alt L for @)
  • Extended Mac Key Combinations: Enables application specific keyboard shortcuts like Windows T (Apple T) to open a new tab in the Firefox web browser.

Active Corners

Option to add actions to the corners of windows. Available options range from using features offered by maComfort to shutting down the computer or starting an application.


Spaces imitates the virtual desktop manager under Mac OS X Leopard. It can simulate a number of virtual desktops with navigational shortcuts, fast access options and advanced dragging.


Provides the option to quickly preview a file by selecting it and pressing Space. This feature can be used to preview image, text and audio files according to the developers. This seems to only work in Windows Explorer (but not the Windows desktop)

MaComfort is an interesting program for Mac and Windows users who want to use some features that the Mac operating system provides under Windows. The developer does not provide compatibility information on the website. It worked fine on a Windows 7 Professional test system. The download is available from the developer’s website. (via Caschy [German blog])

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