If you want to set up Keyboard and Trackpad after installing Windows 11/10 using Boot Camp on a MacBook, then this is there to guide you. If you’re going to use a dedicated keyboard and mouse, you may not set these up. But, if you want to set the inbuilt keyboard and trackpad of the MacBook, then we will show you how to set them up for Windows 11 or Windows 10.
Use Boot Camp to set up Keyboard & Trackpad in Windows on Mac
Although, Windows 10 can detect the Keyboard layout of your MacBook, yet, you may not be able to use the Function keys (F1-F12). Moreover, the brightness of the backlit keyboard may not be set at all. Again, you may not be able to install any mouse driver as well, since MacBook doesn’t ship with a mouse.
To solve all these problems, you need to open Boot Camp Control Panel. You do not have to install it since you have already installed Windows on MacBook using Boot Camp.
To open it, open the system tray and locate the Boot Camp icon, right-click on it and select Boot Camp Control Panel.
After opening the Boot Camp Control Panel, switch from Startup Disk tab to Keyboard or Trackpad tab.
By default, the Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys may not be turned On. If you turn it On, you can use all the special functionalities of those function keys. You can change volume or adjust the brightness of the backlit keyboard. However, you need to press the key between F1 to F12 along with the Function key (Fn) of your keyboard.
The second option will let you turn on/off the keyboard backlight for a particular amount of time. You can choose from 5 seconds to Never, as per your requirements.
In the Trackpad tab, you can enable these:
- Tap to click: By default, you need to press the trackpad until it clicks. If you enable this option, you can just tap on the trackpad to [left] click somewhere.
- Drag lock
- Secondary tap: It works like a right-click.
- Secondary click: If you enable this option, you can press the bottom right/left corner of the trackpad to get the right-click menu.
You can either enable the Secondary Tap or the Secondary Click at any one time.
If you are having trouble with the MacBook keyboard layout, you can use Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.
Read next: How to use Apple Magic Trackpad on Windows.