Keyboard Map Tool – Simple and handy keyboard layout remapper

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As of this writing, the T, Y, Tab, Caps Lock, number 5, left Shift, left Win, [, ], and Backspace keys on my laptop’s keyboard do not work due to water leakage. Before buying a new external USB or wireless keyboard, I thought of and really tried some keyboard keys remapping tools for the first time. After simply testing KeybMap and KeyTweak, I did prefer the former (although the latter is more powerful), and could not wait to recommend it to everyone.

Keyboard Map Tool (AKA: KeybMap) is a keyboard layout mapping tool developed by Silence from China. Its working principle is to redefine the every key on a keyboard (the manual method is as follows) by simply modifying the registry. Therefore, this is not a memory-resident program, but needs to log off or restart Windows to make the registry changes take effect. Keyboard Map Tool is especially suitable for such cases: some keyboard key is broken and there is no replacement for this keyboard right now; redefine some not commonly used keys as other functional keys; or just disable them for the current user or all users. For example, redefine ScrollLock as mute, Wake Up as decrease volume, Sleep as increase volume, and so on.

When your keyboard has a few broken keys, you can use Keyboard Map Tool to temporarily remap these keys to other inactive ones. Or, if you feel it’s difficult to use an operation key in some games, you can use this tool to remap this key. For another example, the laptop computer generally has only one Win key, this case you can use Keyboard Map Tool to remap the inactive Alt or Ctrl key on the right side as another Win key.

// Manual Method //

The method of direct modifying the registry. For example, remap ThinkPad’s right “Alt” key as “Win“:

  1. Enter “[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]”
  2. Right click, “New -> Binary Value” with value name “Scancode Map
  3. Set the value data to “00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,5c,e0,38,e0,00,00,00,00”

Or, save the following content as a registry file (.reg), then import it to system:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
“Scancode Map”=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,5c,e0,38,e0,00,00,00,00

// Prompts //

  • You have to sign out/log off or restart computer to make the modification take effect
  • The mapping setting to Power, Sleep, WWW Home, Mute, and other multimedia keys (not the 104 standard keys) only works for the PS/2 keyboard. If you are using a USB keyboard, it cannot remap them to other keys, only if use a USB -> PS/2 converter
  • Pause and Fn keys do not support mapping, they have been excluded by Keyboard Map Tool
  • Keyboard Map Tool requires administrator permission
  • 32-bit version of Keyboard Map Tool can run on 64-bit Windows, but the mapping operation has no effect

// Download URLs //

License Version OS Download Size
Freeware v1.7.3 32-bit 44.2 KB
v1.8 64-bit 802 KB

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