Microsoft keyboard layout creator Alternatives

    Microsoft keyboard layout creator is described as '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?' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Microsoft keyboard layout creator 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 Microsoft keyboard layout creator are Karabiner Elements (Free, Open Source), KeyTweak (Free), Clavier+ (Free, Open Source) and Key Manager (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 8, 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. Clavier+ allows you to create global keyboard shortcuts for launching applications, opening folders, writing text and opening websites.
      Clavier+ vs Microsoft keyboard layout creator opinions
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      It creates shortcuts. Doesn't make keyboard layouts.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    4. 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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    5. 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.
    6. Intended for remapping keys, mouse buttons and mouse wheel actions, Key Remapper allows you to:
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      • Windows
      Keyboard layout editor, mapper/remapper.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • GitHub
      Powerful, visual designer for designing and editing keyboard layouts.
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      Keyboard Layout Editor vs Microsoft keyboard layout creator opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You can't seem to create layouts to be used in Microsoft Windows.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    7. DoubleCommand is software for Mac OS X (a kernel extension) that lets you remap keys, in other words change the way your keyboard works.
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