KeyTweak is a free keyboard remapper software for Windows, that lets you easily reconfigure, reassign and redefine your keyboard as per your needs. Remapping is re-allocation of keyboard functions. You can remap a key to some other function so that whenever you press that key again a different function occurs. You can basically carry out remapping to adjust the keyboard as per your needs and customize your Windows computing experience.
Reassign and redefine Keyboard Keys
KeyTweak is a simple yet powerful tool which can make changes to the Windows Registry so as to to re-allocate the keyboard functions. It comes with an intuitive UI which makes the whole process a lot easier. The virtual keyboard is displayed with numbers which resemble the most common keyboards, and using this virtual keyboard you can remap almost any key of your keyboard.
How to Remap Hot Keys
The program has capabilities to roll back the changes made by you to the keyboard functions, but still it is recommended to create a system restore point before remapping the keys.
First of all, locate the button on the virtual keyboard that you want to remap. Press the button and confirm its current mapping.
Now choose the new remapping from the dropdown and then hit the ‘Remap Key’ button. You can even disable a keyboard key by simply pressing ‘Disable Key’ button. All the changes made by you will be shifted to Pending Changes. Once you are done with remapping the keys you can click the ‘Apply’ button. The application will prompt you for a restart. Click Yes to restart your computer, for the changes to take place.
Though the program is easy to understand and use, it still includes a Full Teach and a Half Teach mode, that are more task-oriented and easy to understand. Under the Half Teach mode, the program automatically scans a key you’ve pressed. You then need to choose the remapping action from the drop-down menu. Under the Full Teach mode, the program first scans the original key that you press. To remap that again you need to press the action, which is relatively a very easiy task.
KeyTweak can even work with the speciality buttons of your keyboard which are normally located on the top, just before the function buttons.
The application is well-designed and built. It is easy to work with and even comes with capabilities of rolling back the settings to defaults, which comes handy when you’ve messed up with the settings. Moreover, the teach modes are interesting to follow.
KeyTweak free download
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You might want to also check out a similar utility called SharpKeys.