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Author Topic: SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper  (Read 6436 times)

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SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper
« on: September 10, 2007, 08:31:39 PM »
I remember wanting to remap my Caps Lock key to something more useful awhile back and aside from digging into the registry I looked for a bit for a small tool to do the dirty work. Didn't come up with anything I really liked.

Found SharpKeys today through pure serendipity. Yay.gif

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Re: SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2007, 09:22:52 AM »
Don't overlook OkayKeeBees by Jackass JoeJoe.  Doesn't solve everything, but I don't think it messes with the Registry either (could be wrong here).

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Re: SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2007, 09:37:16 AM »
Don't overlook OkayKeeBees by Jackass JoeJoe.  Doesn't solve everything, but I don't think it messes with the Registry either (could be wrong here).
The page says it uses a global hook and not the registry... this is okay for testing purposes (and interesting if you're stuck with NT4 - I might be having a good look at this app), but for permanent remapping on >= win2k, I'd certainly use the built-in remapping functionality through registry key instead.
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Re: SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007, 04:24:06 AM »
Don't overlook OkayKeeBees by Jackass JoeJoe.  Doesn't solve everything, but I don't think it messes with the Registry either (could be wrong here).
The page says it uses a global hook and not the registry... this is okay for testing purposes (and interesting if you're stuck with NT4 - I might be having a good look at this app), but for permanent remapping on >= win2k, I'd certainly use the built-in remapping functionality through registry key instead.


I don't disagree, but I'm terrified of the Registry, and in any case I can't edit the Registry of the computer I use at work - the one I use most - because of corporate security policy.  OkayKeeBees helped out quite a bit until I discovered the real cause of the problem.

I'm in the UK.  And the computer was set to a U.S. keyboard....   :-[  >:(


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Re: SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 10:17:43 AM »
I need to revise this 5 year old post to say "YAY FOR SHARPKEYS!"

I have a laptop with a few non-standard special keys, and some extra copies of keys in the keypad area, but none of these can get captures by normal hotkey triggers.

I'm now using SharpKeys to map my CapsLock to a different catchable key, and remapping those useless keypad/numpad area keys to PrtScr and Break like keys, so I can easily trigger my FARR and Screenshot Captor applications.

Great stuff, thank you SharpKeys. :up:

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Re: SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 03:06:26 PM »
mouser, didn't your TapTap thing help?

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Re: SharpKeys: Nice Donationware Key Mapper
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 03:45:04 PM »
TapTap works in a completely different way -- TapTap runs in the background and detects things like double taps of keys and then simulates keypresses of other keys. SharpKeys changes registry settings to remap keys to each other.