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I'm trying to avoid using my right hand due to pain recently and have been typing with one hand on the keyboard.

Is there a way to have a hot key toggle (say caps lock) which when pressed and held down alters the keyboard layout (flipping the left hand side keys with the right for example).

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You can switch between installed keyboard layouts with Alt+Shift or in Windows 10 with Win+Space.

You can create your own keyboard layout with the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.

You have to manually create this custom layout, and use the above mentioned combinations to switch between the two layouts.

  • yeah i'm aware of that feature, but I'm looking for something I can use as part of regular typing rather than a hard toggle. – meds Aug 20 '18 at 3:05
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    I know, that RAZER has this feature where you can toggle vith a pre determined key to give every key another functionality, you could add a macro on every key to "press" another key – Nordlys Jeger Aug 20 '18 at 3:10
  • @meds , there is no difference between 'hard toggle' and 'part of regular typing' - only your perception of it. – Aganju Aug 20 '18 at 15:42
  • @Aganju Aside from the fact alt+shift is one button too many for my purposes and changes your keyboard layout permanently until you press it again. – meds Aug 20 '18 at 22:10
  • you can define the switch key(s) yourself, Alt+Shift is only the default. I got used to continuously switch back and forth while typing. – Aganju Aug 20 '18 at 23:21
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Just to add on to Nordlys Jeger awnser

I've created a little script so that when you press the Capslock key it will send Win + Space

You will need to install AHK its great for remapping keys. Once AHK is installed open notepad and enter the code below and save it as a .ahk file and run it.

CapsLock::
    Send #{Space}
    Return

CapsLock:: will excute the code below when Capslock is pressed

Send #{Space} will press Win + Space

Now you just have to press Caplocks to change between the keyboards of your choosing.

If you would like to know more about what keys you can use you can read more about it Here so you can change it to an F-key if you like :)

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