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Windows 7: Make Caps Lock key into a Back Tab key - Possible? How?


15 Aug 2013   #1
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Make Caps Lock key into a Back Tab key - Possible? How?

Can the Caps lock key be remapped to back tab (Shift Tab).

If it can then can someone tell/show me how

I looked at Tweak KB & SharpKeys, but they don't seem to have it - although I may have missed something.

thanks


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15 Aug 2013   #2

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjd View Post
Can the Caps lock key be remapped to back tab (Shift Tab).

If it can then can someone tell/show me how

I looked at Tweak KB & SharpKeys, but they don't seem to have it - although I may have missed something.

thanks

Hi pjd,

There are several key mapping software available which should be able to work for you. Please check these links below which would be of help to you:

The Best Key Remapper for Windows

Remap Keyboard Keys with These 3 Free Apps [Windows]

windows - How can I remap a keyboard key? - Super User

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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15 Aug 2013   #3
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

As far as I see the products cited in those articles only allow the Caps lock to be remapped to other 'modifier' keys such as Control or Alt but not to any of the 'normal' keys like the one I want - or say the '&' key.

Did you try any of the suggestions in the links you posted - did any of them work, if so which ones and could you post a screen shot or two so I see how you made them work

thankyou pjd
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16 Aug 2013   #4

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjd View Post
As far as I see the products cited in those articles only allow the Caps lock to be remapped to other 'modifier' keys such as Control or Alt but not to any of the 'normal' keys like the one I want - or say the '&' key.

Did you try any of the suggestions in the links you posted - did any of them work, if so which ones and could you post a screen shot or two so I see how you made them work

thankyou pjd
Hi pjd,

It took me sometime but I finally find out an answer for you. I use macros that gives me an option to type without much spelling mistakes but never used two map one keystroke to two keys.

Here is the answer first of all go to this website and download Auto Hotkey software:

http://l.autohotkey.net/AutoHotkey_L_Install.exe

Once installed don't launch the software. Right click on desktop>select new>Auto Hot Key script.

You can name it anything of your wish. Then right click the script and select edit. It would open a notepad where it ends the text just enter the below script command:

CapsLock::+Tab

Then select save and then double click on the script file it would launch the program in the background. Thats it now whenever the program is running the background you should be able to get Shift+Tab.

There are many more commands that you can enter in the script and you can find more information in the help file of the software.

Please try the same and let us know the results. Hope it helps.
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17 Aug 2013   #5
pjd

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

@SandeepP - it seems to work fine,

AHK is one of those things that I should get to know

pjd
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19 Aug 2013   #6

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pjd View Post
@SandeepP - it seems to work fine,

AHK is one of those things that I should get to know

pjd
Hi pjd,

Its great to hear it resolved your query to the satisfaction. Thanks for marking the thread as solved as I am sure it might be useful for many users.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.
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