Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Remap keys under windows without TSR!

SharpKey is a simple, free program that uses the built-in keyboard map (via the windows registry) to change the meaning of keys on your keyboard. The classic use for this is to remap the left caps lock key to be a control key. On older Thinkpads it can also be used to give yourself a Windows key (I like to remap the useless browser keys for this purpose). Since it just changes the underlying keyboard map there is no possibility of macros, or fancy things like that. But that also means that you don't have to have the program resident in memory in order for the remapping to work (hence the old DOS joke in the title of this post). Highly recommended.

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