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Key Remapper Alternatives

Key Remapper is described as 'Intended for remapping keys, mouse buttons and mouse wheel actions, Key Remapper allows you to:' and is a Key Mapping tool in the system & hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Key Remapper for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Flatpak. The best alternative is X-Mouse Button Control, which is free. Other great apps like Key Remapper are SharpKeys, Karabiner Elements, KeyTweak and Microsoft keyboard layout creator.

Key Remapper alternatives are mainly Key Mapping Tools but may also be System Tweakers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Key Remapper.
This page was last updated Jun 23, 2022
  • Windows

Intended for remapping keys, mouse buttons and mouse wheel actions, Key Remapper allows you to:

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  1. X-Mouse Button Control is a Windows application to remap your mouse buttons and expand the capabilities of your mouse!

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    Some users think X-Mouse Button Control is a great alternative to Key Remapper, some don't.

    X-Mouse is for mouse only, can't remap keys and assign them special functions

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  2. SharpKeys

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  3. Karabiner Elements

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    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).

  4. KeyTweak

    • 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.

  5. Microsoft keyboard layout creator

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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?

  6. Piper

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Flatpak

    Piper is a graphical user interface to configure gaming mice. Configuration options include changing the resolution (DPI) of the mouse, adding and removing profiles, setting LED colors and changing button behaviors.

  7. Key Manager

    • Windows

    Key Manager reveals the full potential of your keyboard and mouse and allows you to save time and efforts while working with your computer.

  8. Ukelele

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    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.

  9. HotKeyBind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    HotKeyBind is a program that lets you use hotkeys (shortcut key combinations) to do common tasks: opening a web page, launching applications, opening files, shutting down the computer and so on.


    last update was in 2013 : appears discontinued/unmaintained as of May 2021 , but still available on sourceforge

  10. KbdEdit

    • Windows

    Keyboard layout editor, mapper/remapper.

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