There should be an image here!Did you know that you can actually map the key on the keyboard to suit your own needs and preferences? For example, you can remap the Cap Locks key so it functions as the Insert or Delete key.

In order to re-map your keyboard, you need to download a tool such as KeyTweak. In a nutshell, KeyTweak is a front-end interface for editing a specific registry key.

Some of the features of KeyTweak:

  • Simple interface
  • Ability to Teach remapping by pressing the keys to be remapped
  • Easy-to-read lists of all current and pending re-mappings
  • Implementation of Specialty Keys support for certain keyboards
  • Remove all re-mappings with a single button
  • Enable/disable annoying keys
  • Displays what exactly is written to the “Scancode Map” registry value and how to
  • interpret its binary data
  • User warnings help ensure Ctrl-Alt-Delete sequence is maintained

There are some limitations of KeyTweak, such as the inability to remap the Pause/Break key. You can find a list of the limitations in the KeyTweak manual here.

If you’re interested in remapping your keyboard, you can download KeyTweak here.

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