I can get by working on Windows in a pinch. Using Power Toys to remap my keyboard to be more "Mac Like" with Alt Swapped for Control and Caps Lock mapped to Esc really helps.

App favorites

Apps under consideration

  • 7-Zip
  • HexChat
  • HWMonitor
  • Notepad++
  • Notepads
  • Paint.NET
  • Prime95
  • RealTemp
  • Sumatra PDF
  • Fluent Search - search everything, including things on screen
  • - Break timer
  • GWSL - Run X Windows Linux apps on Windows
  • OpenInWSL - Set WSL apps as the default file handler
  • ShareX - screenshot tool
  • Feedlab - RSS reader
  • simplewall - blocks all network traffic
I use the built in Win key search as an app launcher. I use the built in Snip & Sketch tool for screenshots. Check my ChromeOS list for some of the web apps I also use for productivity.
Power Toys Settings:
Keyboard Manager:
  • Caps Lock -> Esc
  • Esc -> Caps Lock
(Optional) To make alt and ctrl more Mac like:
  • Alt (Left) -> Ctrl (Left)
  • Ctrl (Left) -> Alt (Left)
  • Alt (Right) -> Ctrl (Right)
  • Ctrl (Right) -> Alt (Right)
  • Ctrl + Q -> Alt F4
PowerToys Run set to Ctrl + Space
Misc. Settings:
Go to clipboard settings and enable clipboard history.
Go to mouse pointer and set the cursor to a custom color of black. The default black cursor option is smaller and harder to see.
Open VS Code within WSL 2:
  • In Windows Terminal, go to project folder
  • wsl code .