MapKeyboard Alternatives

    MapKeyboard is described as 'free program to remap your keyboard. Using MapKeyboard, you can alter any key on your keyboard to function as a different one or altogether disable it as well' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MapKeyboard for Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and X11. The best alternative is SharpKeys, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MapKeyboard are KeyTweak (Free), Key Manager (Paid), Key Remapper (Paid) and xmodmap (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 2, 2020

    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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      • 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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    2. Key Manager reveals the full potential of your keyboard and mouse and allows you to save time and efforts while working with your computer.
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    3. Intended for remapping keys, mouse buttons and mouse wheel actions, Key Remapper allows you to:
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    4. The xmodmap program is used to edit and display the keyboard modifier map and keymap table that are used by client applications to convert event keycodes into keysyms. It is a part of the X.Org project.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      PCKeyboardHack can change caps lock key behavior. For example, changing caps lock key to delete Key. PCKeyboardHack can activate International Keys on Non-Apple keyboard. == Utility for the caps lock key and some international keys in PC keyboards.
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    5. Stick Shift saves you time by removing repetitive changes to hand position when programming. With Stick Shift, hold down the CapsLock key and have the arrow keys directly under your right hand.
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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. Remap Keyboard lets you modify your Mac keyboard layout by changing the behavior of each key to work like another. You can apply mapping to all your keyboards or just the selected keyboard (e.g. only the MacBook keyboard or only the USB keyboard).
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    8. KeyExtender is a keyboard remapping tool which not only allow you to customize keyboard keys, but also help to reduce duplication keyboard operation, and increase productivity on daily computing.
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