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Windows 7: remap key?

28 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
remap key?

I got one of these netbooks with windows 7 ultimate 64bit. the keyboard is of course extremely poorly laid out. Does anyone know if theres a way to remap a key? I'd like to take a specific key like the backslash (in the worst possible place) and make it be a shift now. anything like that?

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28 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

You may try this tool: The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator
Not 100% sure you can remap the Shift key though.
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28 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

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28 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
that was great. thanks. sharpkeys works well.
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28 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition

your welcome
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09 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7

This one is also great: Key Manager
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26 Sep 2011   #7

windows 7 enterprise 32
SharpKeys works great, even with Application Menu key

I just got a new MacBook Air and loaded Windows 7 on it using Boot Camp. This site really helped out and SharpKeys worked great.

Just FYI, I used it to map the right Option (Alt) key to the Windows 7 Application menu (context menu, etc) key. I noticed someone said they weren't able to do that. I just mapped the "Special right Alt key" to the "Special Applications" function and it did the trick.

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26 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 32 bit

You can use AutoHotKey to remap keys, and a lot more:

Remapping Keys and Buttons

I recommend getting the new AutoHotkey_L version. AHK has its quirks. But some things, such as remapping keys, are very easy to do. Most of the time you make a "hotkey app" that sits in the system tray. You can use any key to trigger something. Either a part of the script or just call a 3rd party external program. For example I have it set up to call SysInternals sync.exe every time I press F10 Function key, to flush the data to disk on all my hard drives. But you can have it do just about anything.

It's free if sometimes frustrating to program.

You can download a complete package with script engine and customized editor here:
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22 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 ultimate x64
What about remapping Japanese keyboards

I'm curious to know if any of these tools can remap keys on a Japanese keyboard? We had to install a U.S. version of Windows 7 ultimate on a Japanese laptop and everything works fine except about 6 keys do not recognize their Japanese assignments. The English assignments are fine, its only when the user switches to Japanese that there is an issue.
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