Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am referring to the keys that start your browser, start your email client, start search, back, forward and so on.

I am assuming that since these keyboards are fairly common (driverless keyboard with extra functionality) that the key code to action mapping must be built into the OS somewhere.

If this is the case, is there a control panel location to re-assign these keys to other functions?

Failing that, is there a set of registry keys to achieve the same goal?

I would prefer to do this without downloading any extra applications.

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I do not have a media keyboard, so I cannot be sure if this will work for you, but you can try using SharpKeys. It's an interface for editing the relevant registry keys, so it's not something that you will need to keep running.

share|improve this answer
Will give this a try. (not right now as not at my home comp) Thanks :) – MrVimes Nov 6 '10 at 16:44

The registry key paradroid is talking about can be found here:

share|improve this answer

Try autohotkey it can be configured for all the media buttons :)

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .