Reassigning keys on Windows 10

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  1.    #1

    Reassigning keys on Windows 10


    As some might have noticed, the semi-colon ";" and apostrophe " ' " are the wrong way around on the QWERTY keyboard. This is because in English we use the apostrophe in just about every sentence but we rarely use the semi-colon, and yet the semi-colon is closer to the centre of the keyboard. This means that when typing very fast you get don;t and can;t instead of don't and can't etc.

    I have corrected this problem on Word via autocorrect, but this does not help me when typing emails or online etc . I would be very grateful if someone can show me if it;s (oops) it's possible to do this, especially via autocorrect if possible rather than complex keyboard changes.

    Thank you so much!
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  2.    #2

    Just learn to press ' when you mean ', instead of pressing ;
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  3.    #3

    Any serious answers? I'm looking for a way reassign these keys to each other, if you see what I mean, or perhaps even a simple autocorrect? Thanks in advance :)
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  4.    #4

    margrave55 said: View Post
    Just learn to press ' when you mean ', instead of pressing ;
    Just press "When you mean"?
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  5. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       #5

    Sunssery said: View Post
    Just press "When you mean"?
    This reply sounds like a troll reply, but what makes it so funny is that it's not a troll reply.

    The guy from earlier isn't putting "When you mean" in quotation marks. What he is implying is:

    Just press [apostrophe] when you mean [apostrophe].


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  6.    #6

    I don't know if there is a way to do it without either a 3rd party tool or registry hacks (which I never recommend) but this may be what you are looking for:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...dows-xp-vista/

    and

    How to Remap Your Keyboard | PCMag.com
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  7.    #7

    pepanee said: View Post
    This reply sounds like a troll reply, but what makes it so funny is that it's not a troll reply.
    Thing is, I have to type all day long and while I hit the right key sometimes, most often it's the wrong key because the basic principle of Qwerty is that more common keys are located nearer to the fingertips. The semi-colon is closer than the apostrophe so for me personally this results in me often striking the former as I reach for the latter. It's a personal thing so any advice on reassign the little pain would be great! Thanks.

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    Rubi said: View Post
    I don't know if there is a way to do it without either a 3rd party tool or registry hacks (which I never recommend) but this may be what you are looking for:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...dows-xp-vista/

    and

    How to Remap Your Keyboard | PCMag.com
    This looks really helpful and with luck should solve the issue - thanks so much Rubi - much appreciated! :)
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  8. pepanee's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional
       #8

    Well to be honest with you on my reply to your situation here, is that I have a program that is running all the time. Macro Express Pro (it costs money), but I'm very sure that you can create a macro (a command) in the program that switches the apostrophe key with the semicolon key, and vice versa. But the only thing is that this program costs money.

    So yes, look at that earlier suggestion that Rubi commented on, and that same one you just replied to.
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  9. Callender's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       #9

    Remap if you must.

    Download KeyTweak 2.3.0

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  10. Posts : 173
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       #10

    If you want to remap without 3rd party apps, here's the PowerShell code to swap the keys:
    Code:
    $Remap = New-Object -TypeName byte[] -ArgumentList 24
    $Remap[8] = 3     # Remaps + 1
    $Remap[12] = 0x27 # ;:
    $Remap[14] = 0x28 # '"
    $Remap[16] = 0x28 # '"
    $Remap[18] = 0x27 # ;:
    $key = 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout'
    New-ItemProperty -Path $key -Name 'ScanCode Map' -Value $Remap -Force
    Copy & paste into an Admin PowerShell console window, execute, then restart.

    Keith
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