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Windows 7: How to dedicate a symbol from the Character Map to an unused key

13 Nov 2014   #1
Keirsp

Windows 7. 32bit
 
 
How to dedicate a symbol from the Character Map to an unused key

Its in the title, really. Is it possible to have a regularly used character from a font's Character Map (Word) dedicated to an unused keyboard key, so that it's available with one keystroke?


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14 Nov 2014   #2
Manigue

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keirsp View Post
Its in the title, really. Is it possible to have a regularly used character from a font's Character Map (Word) dedicated to an unused keyboard key, so that it's available with one keystroke?
Try this application from Microsoft. Hope it works for you.

Download Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 from Official Microsoft Download Center
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21 Nov 2014   #3
Keirsp

Windows 7. 32bit
 
 
How to dedicate a symbol from the Character Map to an unused key

Thanks for this reply. Unfortunately the Layout Creator only seems to show the main keyboard area, all of the keys I do use. I would have liked to used others, such as the 'arrow' or seperate numerals keys for my dedicated alternatives.
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21 Nov 2014   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Open Character Map, click a symbol or character then look at the bottom right, should show the default shortcut key combination to use. For example the key combo is Alt+0216. It's not a 1-key solution but if used frequently it will become second nature. Or make a sticker for it on the keyboard.
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