Keytweak is a keyword remapper that is compatible with all NT based versions of the Windows operating system including Windows XP, Windows Vista and even the soon to be released Windows 7. The main difference between Keytweak and Sharp Keys, the remap keyboard tool that we reviewed a week ago, is mainly the graphical user interface and the better aid that Keytweak is offering.
KeyTweak displays a full keyword plus specialty buttons in its interface. A click on a button on that virtual keyboard will display the current keyboard mapping of the key and the option to remap the key using a pulldown menu. One interesting and very helpful feature of the software program is that it is showing the default keys of the selected keys.
This means that it is possible to remap keys and undo the changes easily by either remapping the key to the default one again or by clicking on the restore Default button in the lower half of the interface.
Another option provided by the keyboard remapper is to disable a key completely. Could be used to disable the Windows keys or the Caps Lock key. The specialty buttons section contains buttons for many multimedia and specialty buttons that are available on several keyboards. It is possible to remap those keys as well.
Keytweak comes with a teaching mode that can be used to remap keys as well. It works by simply pressing two keys on the keyboard with the option to remap key 1 to key 2. The main benefit of Keytweak is the visual representation of the keyboard and that it is easy to restore the keyboard defaults. All remapped keys are underlined in the program interface.Advertisement
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