Questions tagged [button-remapping]

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

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How to reconfigure single notebook keyboard buttons - remapping?

Hi can someone help me out: I like to reconfigure a few keyboard buttons, i like the "+" and "-" signs on the num-pad to function as "End" and "Home" keys. Is sth like this possible on Windows ...
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Make double-clicking the middle button do something special

I want to make double-clicking the middle button to behave as ctrl+w so that I can close a tab/window with it. How can I do that? I can't find any one trying the same. My operating system is Windows ...
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Can't assign certain characters using HIDMacros

I'm using HIDMacros to remap keys on my external keyboard by scanning my external device's key press and then inputting the desired character in the "send keyboard sequence" box. While this works for ...
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Adding secondary function to letters Z and X [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a secondary function (using fn key) for letters? Z (without fn) → Z Y (without fn) → Y fn+Z → HOME fn+Y → END Using ubuntu 16.04. I ...
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Remapping/assign some hardware keys for Microsoft natural ergonomic keyboard 4000

Recently I bought Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. Microsoft® Mouse and Keyboard Center allows to remap/assign some specific keys, but some keys like central "star" button, or zoom in/out ...
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Karabiner on Mac: how to map right_option to right_control only if previous pressed key is not right_command?

I'm currently mapping my right_option key to right_control but there are some times where I would like to run the right_command + right_option + other key combination and would love to do it with the ...
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Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 change functionality power/reset button on physical case of the server

I am trying to find a way to change the functionality of the power/reset buttons on the server case for my install of Ubuntu Server 18.04.2. I am running a Plex server with 2 USB external hard ...
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Remap ~ key to space bar

I have a relatively old laptop that works quite good, but the spacebar is broken. I would not like to use an external keyboard as it is bulky and the laptop keyboard is quite good. I would like to ...
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xinput set-button-map not actually changing button map

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I want to un-map the last few buttons on my mouse because they're causing me issues. The output of xinput list: user@host:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Re-mapping NumLock key to behave as the End key

I happen to be in a similar situation to that of the unfortunate soul who posted this question: Re-mapping the «PowerOff» key on Asus laptop keyboard under Windows 10 64 bits?. That is, I ...
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Using the ThinkVantage button in i3

I am wondering how I can map the ThinkVantage Button in i3wm? Volume raise button for example is XF86AudioRaiseVolume. What is the code for the ThinkVantage button, or if there is non, how else can I ...
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Which process is responsible for the Task Switcher (Alt + Tab) in Windows 10?

Just for some context - although it won't affect the question or answer - I'm trying to see if I can get the Surface Dial to take advantage of the Windows 10 Task Switcher (Alt+Tab) feature. I've ...
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Changing what character is sent while pressing shift

I'd like to change they way my keyboard works. I want my < and > keys changed to " and " keys. Is there a way to change what the a key will send if the shift key is held down. I'm ...
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Change the function of Alt+Shift on Windows to the Caps Lock (Like the way it works on High Sierra)

As you may know, the switch language input keys is "Caps Lock" on latest OSx, High Sierra. I really liked this change because I rarely use caps lock but I have to switch between two languages thousand ...
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re-map browser-forward and back keys to media next and last track

I've tried sharpkeys but it did not detect these keys. this keyboard So I found that the code in sharpkeys for these keys are not the same and by using keycodes3 I found that the forward key's code ...
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Remap Windows key on MS Sculpt Comfort Mouse

I would like to remap the "Windows button" on MS Sculpt Comfort Mouse to another button (eg. "Back" button) on my Linux machine (Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya"). According to xinput list, the mouse is ...
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getting on a terminal shell on a lenovo t-440?

I have a lenovo t-440. I have had seizures and now can't remember what I used to do in order to have function keys behave as I like/want them to be. For instance on all my desktops its CTRL+ALT+Fn$` ...
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How can I make the button which turns off the screen to work?

I have Lenovo IdeaPad 310-15IAP. The upper button which is responsible for turning off the screen on the model is pretty strange. Its image is divided in two parts. I suppose it is responsible for two ...
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Make function keys behave as normal on a Lenovo laptop [duplicate]

How can I make buttons F1, ..., F12 behave as normal on Windows 10 and as buttons specifically for my laptop when pressing Fn+F...? By buttons which are specific for my laptop I mean volume buttons, ...
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Assign alternative power button

I have an old laptop (C710) that has a broken power key and occasionally crashes or fails to boot. How can I assign another key to be the power button such that I can use it to power off the computer ...
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How can I remap function keys while ensuring that they retain their original functions?

I would like to remap certain keys but ensure that they still retain their original functions with modifiers. For example, I want to remap F4 to mute, but I want ALT+F4 to still close applications. ...
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Remapping dell keyboard shortcut buttons

So I have a dell sk-8135 keyboard that has a few shortcut keys up top, which includes Back, Forward, Stop, Refresh, Homepage, Email, My Computer, and Calc. I've been able to modify these by editing ...
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Swap extra mouse buttons on Windows?

I have a mouse which has two extra buttons at the lateral to navigate back or forward. I want to swap the functionality of these extra buttons. I could do it in Lubuntu using xmodmap as explained ...
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Change mouse button to navigate “Back” in Windows

One of my mouse buttons when pressed would always navigate back in Chrome and Windows Explorer etc. For some reason today this button now stretches the focused window into half the screen. How can I ...
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how to re-map a keyboard key/ [duplicate]

the shift key in my keyboard has stopped working.(mechanical problem) so, is there a way so that I can make windows think like (caps-button) is new shift button. I'll buy a new keyboard ASAP but I ...
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Back/Forward mouse browser buttons changed after Windows update

Windows 10 recently updated to the anniversary edition (10.0.14393 Build 14393.187). Since then, when I click button 5 (near my right thumb), the current app maximizes to the left half of the screen ...
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Changing the function of laptop buttons?

On my laptop, above the keyboard, there are two buttons, one for toggling the wifi, the other for toggling the bluetooth. Since I have installed the Windows 10 update the function of these buttons ...
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tmux configuration to rename tab name to basename of working directory

I have this setting, which is supposed to rename the current window to my current directory by pressing <prefix>. bind-key . run -b "tmux rename-window $(basename #{pane_current_path})" For ...
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Map a key combination to get the CAPS LOCK behavior on Windows 10

I want to perform two key mappings that are nonstandard: Caps Lock key will become another CTRL key. Some combination of keys (ideally, Shift CapsLock) will still be able to do the job normally ...
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Remap context menu key to a Fn key (for brightness control shortcut)

I recently upgraded from a Microsoft Type Cover 3 to a TC 4. It is definitely a vast improvement but I miss the right handed function key, as it previously allowed me to use the Fn+Backspace/Del ...
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xbindkeys works only few times or at least once

I have enabled reaction on thumb button of my MX Master under Debian 8 with xbindkeys. My configuration is: # the Alt+Left is receive as distinct event. "gnome-terminal" m:0xc + c:23 Control+...
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Swapping the Fn and Ctrl Keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad Keyboard

I have this keyboard, and I'm trying to remap Fn to Ctrl and Ctrl to Fn, if at all possible. I read in some links that the scan code of Fn is only detectable by the Lenovo driver and not Windows. It'...
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Can the power button of a PC or laptop be remapped?

Forget for a second how bad an idea this would be. But is it possible to remap the power button of a PC or laptop to, say, print some message or anything other than managing the power? If not, why? ...
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Is there a way to copy data with a macro/button filter?

I have a worksheet with employee ids on the top and dates on the side. Then I need to put a Y or a N at there name every day I have 96 employees so it's really long. Is there away with a button or ...
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Windows: Set command on keyboard power button

I'd like to set command on the laptop power button on a keyboard. Is there any way to do this? As an example I'd like to rebind it to Insert. P.S. I have Windows 8.
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Customize Keyboard Volume Slider in Windows

My keyboard (the Das Keyboard 4 Professional) has a big red volume dial. At work this is completely useless to me, as I have no speakers, nor do I need to hear any sounds. Is there some way I can ...
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How do I remap the OneKey Recovery button on my Lenovo Y510p laptop?

I have recently bought a Lenovo Y510p laptop which comes with a button just adjacent to the power port. This button runs the "OneKey Recovery.exe" file in the directory C:\Program Files\Lenovo\OneKey ...
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Arch Linux remapping keys

I was interested in installing Arch (or more specifically archbang) but could not figure out how to remap CAPSLOCK to ESC. I tried loadkeys, but it had an error: could not get a file descriptor ...
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Play/Pause buttons on keyboard + Winamp

As a friend of mine pointed out earlier tonight, Winamp is really a great program. I agree. The only thing stopping me from using it on a regular basis is that Windows Media Player supports use of ...
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Crazy keyboard mapping?

I'm having a problem with my keyboard (Gigabyte Force K7). This keyboard is AZERTY (because I'm French), and it has some shortcuts on the top. When I press the Google key, it opens a command prompt ...
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Remap key in Win 8.1 to a shortcut

I would like to remap a keyboard key in Win 8.1 to a shortcut...does anyone know how to do this? Specifically I would like to remap the key that has a picture of a file (located between the Alt and ...
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Power button doesn't work in WIndows 7

So I have a dell notebook which doesn't shut down when I press the power button. I can select shutdown from the Start Menu though. I think it's a software problem because I can turn on the computer ...
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Disable Touchpad by pressing a button

I would like to disable the touchpad while I'm typing. There are various questions on behalf of this topic already: How to disable Dell Inspiron 1545 touchpad operate with Ubuntu 10.04? Mousepad ...
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How to remap Logitech G510 Multimedia buttons while Media Player Classic is active to seek the video back and forth?

How could I remap some keys to do something similiar as they are mapped to, but only when some of processes is running ? (in my case it's mpc.exe). Here is a pic what I'am trying to explain: ...
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Create/add a non existing key to mouse

My Trust GXT 10 mouse, which I use on Windows 7, has 10 buttons so I can modify them to simulate other key presses. For example, I could put the Button 1 of my mouse to enter A every time I press it, ...
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Remapping Mouse Wheel in Mac

I have been trying to remap my mouse wheel up and down actions to keyboard keys in a specific application. Does anyone know how? I'm using a steelseries sensei, and the steelseries engine doesn't ...
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How can I remap the windows key + arrow key combination in windows 8?

For example, I'm looking for a way to remap the key combination Windows key + Left arrow to Windows key + h I'd appreciate any suggestions or things to try.
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How can I remap the Eject key to Key J in OS X?

I already have the KeyRemap4MacBook and need private.xml that will do this. I read the manual and tried a few things with no luck.
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Binding Shift to x using AutoHotkey

I'm trying to switch my left shift+ button with my x+ key on the keyboard. I tried Lshift::x but what happened was BOTH keys now had the functionality of just x. I looked at Problem with rebinding ...
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Mouse side-buttons and keyboard browser buttons are reversed

A local overstock store had a sale on a wireless mouse/keyboard set, so I got one. It is very similar to the (cheap Chinese) kind available on eBay. It works fine except that the two side buttons (...