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Windows 7: how do i re assign a button on my keyboard?

28 Aug 2011   #1
ekurtz1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
how do i re assign a button on my keyboard?

i have a button specifically for outlook but i use gmail. how to i change it so it opens firefox and takes me to gmail?

I already tried intellitype, but thats only for microsoft keyboards

i tried keytweak and another on the name escapes me


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29 Aug 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ekurtz1 View Post
i have a button specifically for outlook but i use gmail. how to i change it so it opens firefox and takes me to gmail?
Hello ekurtz, welcome to the forum

I would guess that there is a special software for your keyboard
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But without details I cannot help more
It is also possible that this key cannot be changed


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29 Aug 2011   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i use the comfort curve also and can reasign keys using the microsoft software ,however the op is using a laptop and i checked mine and can see no way to do it .
It may be possible using this!
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i havent tested it yet.
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...ng=en&id=22339

edit: i had a look at the key tweaker software and couldnt figure out how to change the url. im not shure if this software just changes one key to another ,so you would end up with a different key opening outlook and not gmail. will keep checking.
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29 Aug 2011   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok the best i have come up with so far is to open your gmail drag the icon/favicon on the url address bar to your desktop then put it elsewhere perhaps in documents,
then in documents right click the gmail shortcut ,select propetries and in the shortcut key field, click in it ,then select the key you want to use. this will reassign the keys to open your gmail. just tried it for seven forums and it works. although it makes you press ctrl, alt and the key you chose. but is a work around,the same process can be applied to a program.
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