Refers to the process of making a button, program, function, etc perform a different action than it usually does.

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How can I remap a keyboard key?

One of my laptop's keys has fallen off. Is there any way I can remap another key to serve as that key? I'll 'sacrifice' the other key because I never use it.
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Mapping Caps Lock to Escape and Control on Windows 7

I want to be able to map the Caps Lock Key to Escape if it is not pressed with any other key and Control if it is. How can I do that on Windows 7?
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How can I run another app when pressing the calculator key on my keyboard?

I've a Logitech Media Keyboard 600 which features a separate button to launch the calculator. I need that quite often, but the Windows shipped calculator is useless; there are more advanced out there. ...
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Generic mouse button remapping utility/driver [closed]

I'm looking for a generic utility/driver that allows me some basic mouse button remapping; especially setting the thumb button as "middle button" and maybe even the wheel button as "double click". I ...
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Emulating the right Ctrl key on MacBook Pro keyboard lacking an actual right Ctrl key

I need to use the right Ctrl key in a certain application, but my keyboard doesn't have one. The left Ctrl key has an entirely different function in this case. How can I emulate the right Ctrl key, ...
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How do I remap a key to a key-combination in the Windows 7 registry?

I have been able to remap the CapsLock key (3A) to the Left Shift key (2A) by adding the binary value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout\Scancode Map to the registry ...
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How do I remap multi-key sequences to individual keys?

I just bought an IBM Model M keyboard. While awesome, it lacks a windows key and multimedia keys. While there are many programs out there that can map one key to another, or one key to a key sequence, ...
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MacBook Pro Keyboard - How to Swap / Remap Keys?

I know this may be asked before in a different manner, but I still haven't really seen a solid answer. I'm hoping that providing these 2 specific needs will make it more clear. I specifically want 2 ...
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How do I swap the Windows and Control keys in Windows 7?

I'm used to a Mac keyboard and that means my finger expect to find the shortcut key to the left of the spacebar. How can I turn the Windows key (command key on a Mac keyboard) into the Control key and ...
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How can I remap my Caps-Lock key to Escape (for Vim) in Snow Leopard?

Obviously, in Linux I can use xmodmap. On Leopard, I used an InputManager called PCKeyboardHack. But InputManagers are now broken. How can I preserve my sanity and keep on using Caps Lock to Escape ...
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remap specific key combination in one application only (Mac OS X)

I have a Mac (specifically Snow Leopard), so I'm used to Cmd+* to do things. My mail, for bold, underline, and italics, uses Ctrl+b/u/i instead of Cmd+b/u/i. How can I remap these three key ...
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Send double-click with Autohotkey

I'd like to remap the middle mouse button to double-click using autohotkey. A simple remapping (4th mutton -> middle button) worked fine using XButton1::MButton but I couldn't find a way to remap a ...
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How to remap “Dashboard” key to show the Desktop on OSX [Snow] Leopard?

I use my Desktop far more often than I use my Dashboard. However, my MacBook Pro comes with a dedicated key for Dashboard but it doesn't come with one for Desktop. Using this article, I was able to ...
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Remap key combinations in Windows

This question is similar to this one, but the accepted solution doesn't work in my case. I work on two different laptops. On one, the Home and End keys are only available by pressing Fn+Left and ...
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OSX Remap decrease volume key

I recently managed to spill some tea on my Apple keyboard. After letting it dry out, the only damage done was the loss of the F11 / decrease volume key. While certainly cheaper than losing the whole ...
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Remapping keyboard keys for specific applications [closed]

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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Remapping CAPS to Escape on Windows 7 without SharpKeys

I want to remap CAPS to escape (I use escape functionality all the time in many programs), but the two suggestions that seem to pop up are: Hot Keys (which even the people proposing say is a pain) ...
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How to add a Pause/Break key to a keyboard that doesn't have one?

I would like to make my right Alt key into a Pause/Break key, because my keyboard doesn't have one. I would like to know where to go to edit this information, and how to save the changes. Please, ...
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Remap Command Key When Using Remote X11 Application On Mac

I have a Redhat application that I run on my OSX desktop via a remote X11 session. Everything works fine except keyboard shortcuts. I can copy with Command C but I have to use Control P rather than ...
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Touchpad button assignments don't persist with Lenovo T400 on WinXP

I have a Lenovo T400 notebook with Windows XP on it. I usually use the TrackPoint, and almost never use the TouchPad. I do a look of work on Linux over VNC, in my setup the middle mouse button is ...
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How to map “shift” key to “shift” + “capslock” using AutoHotkey?

I’m using Vim, so I”ve remapped capslock to esc. But I still want capslock sometimes. So I’m wondering to remap shift to shift+capslock: When shift is used the normal way: Long press and release, it ...
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Map keyboard keys in Mac OS X (Unix)

Currently, when you're inside a terminal, CTRL+a move the cursor to the beginning, while CTRL+e move it to the end. I use those key combinations a lot since I don't have the home and end buttons on my ...
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Remap Keys - no software

I need to swap/remap the location of the ' (apostrophe & quote key) and the ; (semi colon & colon key). I find it greatly increases typing efficiency. I need to do this without installing any ...