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I tried a few regedit tools and keyboard editing programs, they mostly say that the alt key is not configurable. My spacebar is broken and making my alt key the spacebar seems like the easiest and cheapest solution. Does anyone know how to do this?

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Is this serious? What if you need the Alt key? A new keyboard costs 15 bucks. – Jan Doggen May 10 '13 at 18:19
Have you tried SharpKeys or similar apps? – Karan May 16 '13 at 21:36
tried sharpKeys, didnt work. – Beninja May 17 '13 at 17:41
also this is a laptop in response to @JanDoggen – Beninja May 17 '13 at 17:42
up vote 3 down vote accepted

AutoHotkey will do what you're looking to accomplish, assuming you run Windows, which given the mention of regedit seems likely. Once AutoHotkey is installed, save the following script in a file with the extension .ahk:


Then double-click the file. While the script is running, your left alt key will produce a space character, and you'll have a 'H' icon in your system tray by which you can exit the script, edit it, and otherwise control how it behaves.

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