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I want to be able to remap keys for specific applications so that those keys can execute macros. I don't want the remap to be global. What are the best programs for this?

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What applications? What OS? – ephilip Dec 27 '09 at 20:02
Judging by his other questions ill have to guess Windows – John T Dec 27 '09 at 20:04
For permanently remapping keys, see this question: How can I remap a keyboard key?. – Lilienthal Oct 21 '15 at 21:19
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can use AutoHotkey to make context-sensitive hotkeys that will work only if a certain window is active (so it will not work globally):

#IfWinActive Reminders ahk_class #32770  ; The "reminders" window in Outlook.
Enter::Send !o  ; Have an "Enter" keystroke open the selected reminder

More on #IfWinActive here

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