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I've got a Samsung Slate Windows 8 tablet. There is no break/pause key on the bluetooth keyboard. How can I remap those keys or is there a work around? These keys are relevant to programmers as they are often used in debugging and process interruption.

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One workaround could be plugging in a usb keyboard that does have those keys – mytwocents Oct 18 '12 at 21:17
Not even close to a programming question (other than that programmers use keyboards). – Eight-Bit Guru Oct 18 '12 at 21:25
Doesn't need to be a programming question to be here. – CatShoes Nov 21 '12 at 15:48
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As a workaround you can remap keys using Autohotkey. It is a very powerful tool for keyboard tweaking and lightweight too.

You can map any Key or combination of keys to work as Pause/Break.

It uses syntax: OriginKey::DestinationKey for remapping.

Replace OriginKey by the key you want to use as Pause/Break. (say Ctrl+Alt+a)

and replace DestinationKey with Pause/Break.


Above AHK script will cause Ctrl+Alt+a to send Break keypress.

Learn more about Remapping Keys here.

Other Option:

Windows Registry Hack to Remap Keys using SharpKeys.

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