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How can i remap a keyboard key?

My keyboard's "Esc" key not working , I think it's hardware problem, can i convert my "Insert" or any other key into "Esc", because i never use this key? or will I have to purchase a new keyboard for just one fault key?

"Insert" key that seems to serve no purpose whatsoever? In 7 years I don't remember ever pushing that button.

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marked as duplicate by Gnoupi, Diago Jan 5 '10 at 11:19

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Do you know why it is not working? Software or Hardware? –  Bobby Jan 5 '10 at 9:54
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Not having tested it, How to remap special keys on my keyboard seems to provide an answer. So does How can i remap a keyboard key?.

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re: purpose of insert key.

  • Shift+Insert = paste

  • Ctrl+Insert = Copy

  • "Insert" on many text editors turns on Overtype mode.

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