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Windows 7: remap number keys

27 Feb 2014   #1

windows 8.1 pro
remap number keys

i have a keyboard with the additional number key pad. i was therefore thinking maybe there is a way to change to default of the regular number keys - above the letters - to act as they are pressed with the shift key.
what i mean is, can i change the default of my number keys, to be !@#$%^&*()

i am running windows 7 home premium, on a toshiba laptop

thanks in advanced.

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27 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

You can download AutoHotkey_L here:

It's free and works on Windows XP and later. For what you describe this script should work:
percent := "%"
See the Autohotkey forums for help with scripts. You can either run the script directly or it may be more convenient to "compile" it into an exe that has the interpreter packed in. That way you can run it on systems that do not have AHK installed. It's great for making little tray hotkey utilities.
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27 Feb 2014   #3

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Also there is KeyTweak Download

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28 Feb 2014   #4

windows 8.1 pro

thanks, ill try to see what works best.

bongo, your KeyTweak Download, is really a great program, but my problem being that it doesnt allow one to remap a key that needs a shift pressed to activate it. but it really has great options.

milesahead, AutoHotkey, was exactly what i needed, i would have had to spend lots of time working out the script, which you copied for me, so essentially you did all the work.
i would like to point out, the program also gives you an option to convert the file as an exe file, therefore making it that much easier to email to a friend that needed it badly.

thanks, and have a good weekend
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2014   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro

Good gear you got it, milesahead knows autohotkey very well.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Feb 2014   #6

Windows 7 32 bit

Glad it worked for you.
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