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I've got a ThinkPad W530 laptop, which replaces the Application Key (also known as Menu Key or Mouse Right Click key, usually between Right Alt and Right Ctrl) with the Print Screen key.

So, I need to replace Prt/Scr with Application key. That's easy, all key mapping software like SharpKeys or whatever can do that. There are even a few threads in SuperUser about dozen of those.

But then, the different part to this question from the others (which is why it's not a duplicate, I think) is that I also don't want to completely lose the Prt/Scr key. I'm thinking about replacing it with either:

  • Fn + Prt/Scr
  • Fn + F2

These seemed to have no special meaning, so, I'm not overriding anything, just adding functionality to either of them (one of them, not both), to be the new Prt/Scr key.

I couldn't find any key mapping software that can detect or let me select more than one key to map, even when the other key is something like Fn key (although they all can map Fn key itself, without combination).

I know it may make sense why this restriction exists, but it'll be really useful if I can override it though.
Do you know any program that can do that?

Thanks a lot.

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Sorry, it is not possible due to the hardware design of Fn key, I suggest using following key maps to solve your current problem:

PrtScr --> AppKey
shift+PrtScr --> PrtScr

You can easily achieve this by using AutoHotKey.

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As per AutoHotKey docs, it seems registry mapping cannot involve multiple keys like Shift, etc. + other key, so, looks like AutoHotKey is the way to go. Got it configured as per your advice and set as a Scheduled Task on login, worked nicely. Thanks. –  Meligy Dec 4 '12 at 2:38
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