09 December, 2018

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Remapping Keyboard Key Functions

Do your keyboard lacks multimedia keys? Is the enter key not big enough? Is any key on the keyboard is not working?
If any of the above questions is true or anything like that, you can easily remap the keyboard as you want on Windows OS without replacing the current keyboard with new.

My case:

I have a basic keyboard without any multimedia keys like volume up and down or play next or previous track etc. But whenever I play music, I felt like missing the Volume Up and Down key. Every time using the mouse to change volume was not as easy as with a keyboard. So, I remapped the not frequently used keys like 'Page up' and 'Page down' to 'Volume up' and 'Volume down'. Now its very easy to change the volume.

Similarly, the small enter key is sometimes problematic and the upper side on the new keyboard is eaten by the 'front slash' key which I never use, so why not remap that key to 'Enter'.
There are two free utilities to remap the unused keys as you want.

Sharp Keys

Download Sharp Keys here. The interface of SharpKeys is very easy.
  • Select the 'From' key and 'To' key. 
  • The 'from' key is the key you want to replace and 'To' key is the new feature you want to assign.
Sharpkeys remap your keyboard functions to new feature
  • The left pane is From key and the Right pane is To key.
  • Set the key in From and To pane. You can map multiple keys at once.
  • Once you are done with the mapping, save and restart your PC.
Sharpkeys remap your keyboardYou can change from any key to any key very easily with Sharp Keys.
The SharpKeys do almost everything you want to remap but if you still don't like it for any reason, there is one more tool that does the same thing.

MapKeyboard

Change keyboard fuction to new key
Map Keyboard provides a very straightforward interface than the SharpKeys. It shows you the map of your current keyboard. Select the key you want to remap with mouse and change the function assigned to that key from the drop-down menu 'Remap selected key to'.
Save the settings and restart your PC.
Download MapKeyboard here.

What you do if your keyboard does not have a specific key or feature? Is there any cool trick you use? Please share in the comment.
 Remap Keyboard

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