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I have a new laptop which combines the PgUp/Home and PgDn/End keys, requiring a function key to be pressed for the Home/End use. Since I regularly use Home and End, but rarely use Page Up/Down I want to rebind the keys in Windows 8 (I have already done so in linux). I haven't been able to find information regarding where/how to modify key bindings in this way. How can it be done?

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Also see How can I remap a keyboard key? – Karan Mar 14 '13 at 2:24
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After some research, I found a lifehacker post which covers this. It suggests using an application called KeyTweak, available for free. The lifehacker page was having some loading issues making the links harder to click, so here is the download page for KeyTweak. I used this to adjust my keys in Windows 8, with no problems.

I found the half teach mode to be particularly helpful. In this mode, you press a button which causes the application to "listen" for a key press. When one occurs, it identifies the exact button identifier (in my case these were 5 digit numbers). You can then select from a list the button action you want associated with that key press. There is also a full teach mode, however I did not try that. All changes are prepared and not put into effect until you click apply (and restart).

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Dead link: download page for KeyTweak – Rohit Sep 24 '14 at 14:00
I've got it from here: – Tommz Mar 31 '15 at 23:21
I got it from here:…;…; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;the most recent snapshot before the website was taken down<br> – user465642 Jul 4 '15 at 5:03


With keyboard remapping you are able to change, disable, modify keyboard functions to make them act like other keys or assign hot-keys to replace keyboard combinations.

Some folks have noticed that AHK doesn't behave well in windows 8, but I followed the advice here and have happily remapped.

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