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Windows 7: Requesting help with the swapping of numlock-off-keys

12 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Requesting help with the swapping of numlock-off-keys

Greetings,

I decided to register an account today to ask for some assistance. I have tried finding a solution with google as well as with your forums, usually I am able to find a solution but this time I didn't have much luck.

As the title says I want to swap two keys when the num-lock is off, number 2 with 5. When num-lock is off number 5 is a "clear" and number 2 is an "arrow down" button. I don't want to swap them per se, I just want to have number 5 as an "arrow down" button as well or swap if that is required, when num-lock is off.

I have so far tried SharpKeys, KeyTweak, as well as Microsoft's own keyboard layout changer, but none of these have support for the num-lock. Regardless these softwares recognize the number 5 and 2 in the numeric keys as numbers, even if num-lock is off when they are not number 5 and 2 but clear and arrow down.

I hope I were clear enough and if there exist any uncertainties you may of course ask. I address my thanks for the attention as well as for any suggestions or solutions.

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15 Jan 2014   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi Billy and welcome to SevenForums,
I have never used this but it looked easy to use,
Please make a restore point and or registry backup before using it,
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/software-easily-remapping-windows-keyboard-layout.htm
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18 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your input. Sadly the site is recommending exactly the two software that does not handle support for num-lock keys being off. As explained in my post I did try both SharpKeys and KeyTweak which the site you link to presents.
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19 Jan 2014   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You could do this with AutoHotKey, but it takes some knowledge of the program. Basically you write a script to bind those keys to the keys you desire. Here is the list of List of Keys, Mouse Buttons, and Joystick Controls

List of Keys and Mouse/Joystick Buttons for Hotkeys and Macros

Notice the 2 lists for Numlock ON and Numlock OFF

I will send a message to a member who does use AHK and see if he can help. I'm unsure how often he is on.

A Guy
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19 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks a lot A Guy, this was exactly what I was looking for. I can't believe I were unable to find this software it's absolutely great as you basically do anything as you said. Thanks a lot for the help!

No need to bother people, I got it working already, it was easier than I though. I just had to script up this "NumpadClear::NumpadDown" and the change were in place. Once again, thanks a lot!
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19 Jan 2014   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Great, it is a great little program. Good you got it sorted

A Guy
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