KbdEdit Alternatives

    KbdEdit is described as 'Keyboard layout editor, mapper/remapper' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to KbdEdit for Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is SharpKeys, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KbdEdit are Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source), KeyTweak (Free), Microsoft keyboard layout creator (Free) and Ukelele (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 5, 2021

    1. SharpKeys is a utility that manages a Registry key that allows Windows to remap one key to any other key. Included in the application is a list of common keyboard keys and a Type Key feature to automatically recognize most keyboard keys. It was developed in C# using .NET v2.
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    2. Karabiner, previously called KeyRemap4MacBook, is a very powerful keyboard remapper for Mac OS X. In addition to simple key remapping, it has special remapping modes like Emacs-mode, SandS-mode (Space and Shift).


      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      KeyTweak is a free keyboard remapper for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7. It makes use of Microsoft's Scancode Map registry key to remap your keyboard.
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    3. Ever wanted to quickly and easily define your own keyboard layout for a language Microsoft doesn't support? Or define your own keyboard layout so you can quickly and easily enter your favorite symbols with a simple keystroke?
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    4. The macOS supports an XML-based format for keyboard layouts (.keylayout files). However, modifying keyboard layouts—let alone creating entirely new keyboard layouts, such as for a new script—by directly editing the XML text is tedious and error-prone.


    5. Intended for remapping keys, mouse buttons and mouse wheel actions, Key Remapper allows you to:
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • GitHub
      Powerful, visual designer for designing and editing keyboard layouts.
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    6. DoubleCommand is software for Mac OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys, in other words change the way your keyboard works.
    7. Do you want to want to disable any key on your keyboard or mouse buttons ? Do you want to remap a key or mouse button to another key, program, contents of text file, media key, text or system function ? Then this application is for you.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      Physical escape key for macbooks with the Touch Bar.
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