SharpKeys Alternatives

    SharpKeys is described as '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' and is a popular app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to SharpKeys for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, X11 and Wayland. The best alternative is Karabiner Elements, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SharpKeys are KeyTweak (Free), Key Mapper (Free, Open Source), Microsoft keyboard layout creator (Free) and Key Manager (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 5, 2021

    1. 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).
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      • 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. A tool to change and program the mapping of your input device buttons.
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      ITS AWESOME ALTERNATIVE. SAME FUNCTIONAL! FINALLY I REBIND SPACE TO ALT_L AND ALT_L TO SPACE. GOD SAVE THIS APP! AMAZING! BEST ALTERNATIVE! OMG IM VERY HAPPY IM LOOCKING FOR IT VERY LONG
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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. 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. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    7. Intended for remapping keys, mouse buttons and mouse wheel actions, Key Remapper allows you to:
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    8. 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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      • Windows
      Keyboard layout editor, mapper/remapper.
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