Changing buttons on keyboard


  1. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       #1

    Changing buttons on keyboard


    Hello:

    I am using Keyboard Layout Manager (klm32.com) to change the function of any key on the keyboard (I have Win 7 now). However, it seems as if the website no longer exists, so I am looking for alternatives.

    Is it possible to change the function of any key in Windows 10?

    Thank you!

    Hans L
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,333
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Autohotkey script (free) supports this, and can define a hotkey or unassign an existing one in 1 line (or more if the action is more complex)
    (It is also capable of much more- manipulating windows, and can be used to create complete small programs)

    Start of page from its help:
    Changing buttons on keyboard-1.jpg

    There's this (not free)
    Changing buttons on keyboard-1.jpg
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  3. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Dalchina, thank you very much. I will look into Autohotkey first. If it can change the function keys to something else (when I press "Send", for instance, I will get "ä" – Swedish letter), I will be in business. However, having to press another key and then a function key to get, e..g, "ä" is a less attractive alternative. For regular keys, today, I press G-Alt + __, so Ctrl + __, for instance, would be fine for these keys.

    Hans L
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 24,333
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #4

    Hi, if you want a great way to generate letters in particular characters sets, try this free prog:
    Changing buttons on keyboard-1.png

    Just press the letter you're interested in, then one key you've defined until the letter appears as you want it:
    ä
    That was a F7 F7 in my case.

    Autohotkey provides a lot of flexibility in defining keys- explore the help for the various related entries with examples.

    As a scripting language it's really easy to use- type a couple of lines into a text file, rename it as xxxx.ahk, and double click it. If the syntax is wrong it will tell you the line number etc.

    Rt click, compile - you've got xxxx.exe
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  5. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Professional x64
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Great, Dalchina. Seems like a great way to do what I want.

    Hans L
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