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X Keyboard Extension (XKB) Alternatives

X Keyboard Extension (XKB) is described as 'Defines the way keyboards codes are handled in X, and provides access to internal translation tables. It is the basic mechanism that allows using multiple keyboard layouts in X' and is a Key Mapping tool in the os & utilities category. There are four alternatives to X Keyboard Extension (XKB) for Mac, Windows, X11, BSD and Linux. The best alternative is SharpKeys, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like X Keyboard Extension (XKB) are Karabiner Elements, KeyTweak and xmodmap.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • X11
  • Wayland

Defines the way keyboards codes are handled in X, and provides access to internal translation tables. It is the basic...

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    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.

    List of Key Maps
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    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).

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    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.

    Main Window
  4. xmodmap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • X11

    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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