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MapKeyboard 1.2

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MapKeyboard - MapKeyboard is a free program to remap your keyboard. Using MapKeyboard, you can alter any key on your keyboard to function as a different one or altogether disable it as well. This is an essential tool for laptop users and other people with keyboards whose keys differ from the standard 101 keyboard layout. The changes made are universal across all applications & games and best of all, MapKeyboard does not even need to be actively loaded in memory.

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Version 1.2 from 2011-03-17

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Version 1.1 from 2008-04-26



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Latest User Reviews:

Normanjones4 2011-07-06 04:54:00 #
Version: 1.2

works great for me the "w" on my laptop does not work, moved it to "[" key
(you must run it as administrator)

Mail 2010-12-29 14:54:53 #
Version: 1.1

Just installed an Adobe keboard (Mac) on a PC and the keyboard didn´t correspond to the PC-reality.
Tested your program and it did work.. so far ..
The only thing I have trouble with is the the "Insert" Key ... That dosen´nt shut of the second time I press it.. ?
Thanks anyway..

Janghjensen 2010-12-24 11:23:55 #
Version: 1.1

don't know why
but my keyboard
was re mapped
could not do anything
but the program helped me to remap it back to normal

thank indvance

Theosophizer 2010-10-25 23:03:03 #
Version: 1.1

awful. Absolutely awful, all I ended up doing was make the keys change colors, restart my computer several times, and still not be able to access certain keyboard functions.

And their website is terrible.

Vitiok5 2010-08-23 13:55:22 #
Version: 1.1


I really downloaded your MapKeyboard and tried it and I found it a powerful, easy to use and well-designed prog. In fact, I don't need it for my work, but it's so nice that I just cannot delete it- maybe it happens to be of use for some of my friends.
For me, the program is not what I was looking for, because it only changes the keyboard commutation so the symbols are re-assigned for all keyboard layouts activied on the comp, while what I need is to achieve symbol assigning of my own for a SINGLE layout only, say Russian or Arabic.
After your MapKeyboard failed to satisfy me I tried to find a solution studying the standard Windows layout files (kbd*.dll). I supposed these files must contain a section where the character codes are listed in an explicit form. In fact, searching inside the file I detected the lines I was looking for, so now without difficulties (no need for disassembling or anything of the kind) I just edit bytes to get the keys exchanged. More than that, any extra symbols which we usually assign to (Alt+...), like 25CA hex (lozenge) or 2192 hex (right arrow) or 3225 hex (something Chinese), can now be assigned to any key of the main keyboard. Not to spoil useful layouts, I take a dll file which I'm sure I'll never need, for example, kbdsw.dll, and make all my editing in it, and then add Swedish to the working languages to get my new Russian layout by toggling to SW (pseudo-Swedish).
Unfortunately, it works only for WindowsXP. I knew before that Vista and Win7 refuse to let the user play with the system fonts. And now I learned they are user-hostile also in layouts: any attempt to render the mentioned dll files results in 'access denied' message, even when you do it from outside the operating system.

Bicks8868 2010-07-27 00:24:53 #
Version: 1.1

It is a excellent program, as one can switch keys with the ones not used, thus saving ur keyboard.very helpful

Ferhatalp 2010-06-19 04:09:47 #
Version: 1.1

does what is said it would... clean and simple... ideal for a quick fix.

Job Oeh 2010-05-26 05:46:46 #
Version: 1.1

it needs an import function for custom
layouts !

Samlack99 2010-05-24 07:15:07 #
Version: 1.1

Brilliant. My 7 yr old knackered the arrow keys playing computer games on the laptop. This program allowed me to easily re-map them. It really is very simple and very easy to use. Incredibly small as well. I was worried about viruses and what not, but 3 days on and all is well.


Zebra 2010-04-13 13:40:46 #
Version: 1.1

Excellent product!

GEn Protection 2010-04-12 11:02:32 #
Version: 1.1

Does exactly what it says "on the tin", very simple to use and fast. My only request would be a version that recognises non standard keys, that would be icing on an already great cake! Thanks


Pierrefiott 2010-03-30 04:10:31 #
Version: 1.1

works perfectly.excelent i say.

Cpt63 2010-02-17 17:51:07 #
Version: 1.1

It works fine, altough I've been unable to completely configure my admittedly very strange keyboard.

El1nati 2010-01-25 04:44:55 #
Version: 1.1

A very nice program. It will be nice if the aplication work also with keybords who use non latin leters.

Integr8ted 2009-12-16 05:22:12 #
Version: 1.1

This little program is great. I am using it to gradually switch to the Dvorak layout. two keys at a time. Thanks for this handy utility!!

Rushtp 2009-09-24 10:33:26 #
Version: 1.1


I was lookig for a simple program to set text values to specific function keys so I could use them as shortcuts to paste standard text into a number of files.

I gave a quick look at your product and could not see a way of doing this. So I have downloaded SuperLeys from

I have uninstalled MapKeyboard from my computer.

However, To re-map the keyboard keys it look good.


Peter Rushton

David 2009-09-22 06:08:10 #
Version: 1.1

Remapped direction keys to Page Up, Page Down and Home and End.


Thanks for this program.

Patte012 2009-08-27 16:04:51 #
Version: 1.1

I have been trying repeatedly yesterday and today to get the mapkeyboard to remap keys.

The I realized it may not work on a 101 key keyboard, so I tried on a laptop.

I am trying to get the backspace key to another location, preferable on the right-hand lower key area.

However, all I haved been successful at doing is disabling the choosen key and the selected key does not replace that function.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, the program is a bust for me. I am running windows Xp service pkg 3.

Brad Grupczynski 2009-08-03 08:56:10 #
Version: 1.1

I didn't see a way to just type the key(s) I wanted to remap. Like a learn function. I found KeyTweak which does have a learn feature.

Psycho Insane Wacko 2009-07-28 08:44:44 #
Version: 1.1

Had some broken keys and this program fixed everything up, fast and easy.

Luked34 2009-07-22 15:00:47 #
Version: 1.1

Works well but would be better if combinations could be set to 1 key, eg. F7 = ctrl+t

Spam 2009-06-06 04:33:05 #
Version: 1.1

It would be a great program, but it's working only 50% for me. I need to remap 2keys:

Right ctrl -> End, this works perfectly
Right win (menu) -> Home, this does not work at all, context menu is still displayed...

once you correct it, I'll happily spread your name on internet, but not now...

Vishnu Agnihotri 2009-06-04 07:42:06 #
Version: 1.1

Brilliant product!I had a problem with my laptop keyboard for a long time.2-3 keys were not working (1, Esc)I didnt have the money or inclination to get the keyboard replaced. Then I got the idea of replacing some function keys I never use to perform the functions of 1 and Esc. I googled and downloaded 2 other softwares which didnt work...Mapkeyboard was the lightest software that worked VERY easily...thanks! My laptop keyboard is now fully functional!

Whbossart 2009-06-02 23:50:19 #
Version: 1.1

Sorry I was looking for Mac software.

Writers Wreach 2009-05-28 20:51:10 #
Version: 1.1

I must be getting lucky lately - this is like the 3rd product I found now that does exactly what it says it's gonna do no muss, no fuss, and no spam-a-lot. Thanks for great free-ware that fills a niche!

Papertiger418 2009-05-25 03:58:05 #
Version: 1.1

I'm attempting to write a book and I found myself in a difficult position when the down arrow on my keyboard stopped responding. I was perplexed by the fact that there was no way to address the problem within Windows XP. Some computer-savvy friends of mine recommended your software, and, simply put, it was the exact answer I was looking for. The interface was no-nonsense and ready to use just after installation, allowing me to remap the down arrow to the left arrow key and the left arrow to the right control key. Saving the new layout, I was gently reminded that the changes would not take effect until after a restart, and just like that, problem solved. It took no more than a few minutes and was so convenient that I almost grew suspicious. After all, programs like these are usually too esoteric for a normal user like me. But no problem and no catch. Thank you so much!

Mike 2009-05-17 05:13:51 #
Version: 1.1

Does the biz. Its a pity you have to reboot for the key assignments to take effect - is that a Windoze limitation, or a fault of this software? On a machine that runs 24x7 you don't want to shutdown just to assign keys but now its done I'm happy.

Bob 2009-05-06 20:46:21 #
Version: 1.1

This worked great. I had a netbook computer with the right shift key and the up arrow out of position for my liking. With this program I simply exchanged their key mapping, and all is well. Thanks very much for an easy fix!

Joao Rpr 2009-04-09 00:16:00 #
Version: 1.1

Works perfectly.

Was the solution for my notebook ( Compaq C770BR Core 2 Duo T5450, using Windows Vista Home Basic Edition )with numerical keypad (numeric keypad with retractable cable with USB connection, brand Clone - Clone USB17010).

Thank`s for sharing.

Joao Roberto
Dores do Indaia - MG - Brazil

Thornes 2009-04-06 09:56:50 #
Version: 1.1

Hello, I could not make it do what I wanted to do but I have no technical ability and do not really understand computers.

What I wanted to do was to assign a British pound symbol to the key board of my Spanish computer, Erneboy.

Krishank64 2009-03-17 08:51:34 #
Version: 1.1

MapKeyboard - very useful utility

thanks to QA team for providing a very useful key mapping software for free. the software is very simple and userfriendly. a must for every windows based pc/notebook


Tunayilmaz 2009-03-04 01:50:56 #
Version: 1.1

Good Stuff

very useful software.


Skettyman 2009-02-02 09:19:15 #
Version: 1.1

Saved me a major headache

I found your program easy to use and saved me a lot of downtime and expence with my laptop.
The E had ceased to function on my keybaord and as it being a vowel made any legible typing virtualy impossible.
After reallocating Q,W & E keys to the left on ~,Q & W keys then relocating the buttons to suite the change leaving original E button as ~ (not functional) all worked fine.

Being a 2 finger typer,:), this all works ok for me and keeps the laptop useable.

I'm pleased with how Mapkeyboard worked....Job well done

outsider.dave 2008-12-07 00:51:27 #
Version: 1.1

Special keys

I've been searching for a utility which can redefine the layout for multiple keyboard layouts. This wasn't it.

Hwiest 2008-11-26 17:34:59 #
Version: 1.1

What Can I Do To Get It To Work?

I don't think MapKeyboard will work for my situation, but if anyone knows how to get it to work, please let me know. I have a new Sony Vaio laptop, and there is a key between the upper case key and the "Z". I am forever hitting that key (which isn't on my desktop computer) and instead of getting - for example, "K", I am getting "k". I would like to remap the key between the upper case key and the "Z" so that it would also make the letters upper case. Thanks.

Peter 2008-11-13 01:06:44 #
Version: 1.1

Great & simple program, but it didn`t help me

MapKeyboard is a neat and easy to use program. My only problem is that I wanted to remap the Fn-key - something that, after a bit of research, turned out to be impossible since it's in the hardware and not something that windows can control.

Bill 2008-11-09 16:54:31 #
Version: 1.1

Mapkeyboard is a savior!

Ever since I got a new computer with the Right Mouse or Special Application key beside the right Ctrl key I have been hitting it accidentally along with Shift. That brings up a menu that, if I hit something else too soon, wipes out my whole message. I was really glad to find Mapkeyboard. I have now used it to disable that key on my computer and two other computers that I use sometimes. It was quick and easy, and also it allows me to reset it to the default mapping.
I am really pleased! I no longer lose documents.

Talkstosocks 2008-11-09 15:37:14 #
Version: 1.1

messed up firefox, and didn`t work

I tried to use this utility because the Ctrl keys on my wireless USB keyboard had stopped working. I wanted to remap their function to the Winkeys. Instead, nothing happened with the keyboard, but firefox stopped loading. I had to save my profile and uninstall/reinstall firefox.

Cezservices 2008-10-22 12:39:30 #
Version: 1.1

Review of the program.

It does it's job but I was looking to remap a calc key the program did not have.

Cage 2008-10-17 13:01:47 #
Version: 1.1

Solved my problem.

I was having a problem of inadvertently hitting thew CapsLock key along with the "A" on my MS 4000. Simply deactivated it -- voila! Problem solved.

The interface is quite friendly... kind of reminds me of Logitech's approach, although a little less eloborate.

I am pleased and have recommended it on the suggesting blog site.

Bo.spam 2008-10-01 16:46:45 #
Version: 1.1

MapKeyboard success

Should use it to disable win key to some mental disabled, works fine

Lawrie 2008-08-12 16:29:01 #
Version: 1.1

If you have a laptop you probably need this.

Great program has saved me from all the errors I was getting typing when my fingers unintentionally rested on the ctrl or alt keys.
One thing I would like it a way to toggle it off and back on when I need those keys that I have disabled.

Nirceu 2008-08-03 22:26:19 #
Version: 1.1

Very good peace of Software.

It really does what is said in "the box".
Easy to use and very well designed.
No more no less, and better, it's free!
Nirceu (from brazil)

Lfross 2008-06-22 19:38:56 #
Version: 1.1


I wanted to have a tab button on my keypad and this worked!

alkmdsgflakmsd 2008-04-07 17:29:58 #
Version: 1.1

Easy to use

MapKeyboard allowed me to easily disable my right arrow key which had been giving me trouble. It was free and easy to use.

Hefty76 2008-03-11 11:23:04 #
Version: 1.1

Does what it says, but not what I hoped

It works fine! Switching between Mac and PC every day drives me nuts. I have attatched an Apple USB keyboard to my PC and wanted to configure Windows to treat my Apple Command key like a CTRL key. This worked fine using MapKeyboard by changing the "windows menu key" to "ctrl" functions.

I have realized I also need a way to reprogram standard Windows keyboard shortcuts (like program switching on CTRL+TAB instead of ALT+TAB) and this is where WinXP falls short. This is not MapKeyboard's fault.

Finally MapKeyboard could support non-US layouts like Danish Swedish and German by simply using the same keyboard/language recognition software that Windows uses.

Keanie 2008-02-16 22:58:26 #
Version: 1.1

MapKeyboard 1.0

Great little program highly recommend !!

vernonmitchell 2008-02-15 06:55:12 #
Version: 1.1

Did not work.

I tried it but it wouldn't work. It kept giving an error. I run XP pro.

LamNT 2008-01-24 05:37:05 #
Version: 1.1

I love mapkeyboard.

This is an extremly useful software for those who use windows on a macbook.
Althrough the interface have some problem dysplay correctly in a macbook wide screen, it do all the helpfup jobs of changing the functions of the keys. It help me to make those useful key like del, ins, home, end etc available in a macbook run on win xp.
Thanks very much for developing and sharing this tool.
Best wishes!

Gazza34 2007-12-10 13:57:34 #
Version: 1.1

Transfers to other computers

It works wonderfully well. One quirk -- not a problem -- is in using the program on more than one computer. Downloaded it to my desktop and installed it and am very happy. Transferred the instal file to my notebook and it became scrambled beyond recognition. Not a major problem. Wired my notebook to the Internet, downloaded the program and installed it. So this is not a complaint. Just the mention of a slight quirk.

Gareth Powell in Sydney

Paul Ash 2007-06-22 16:16:33 #
Version: 1.1

Switchboard turnaround

as all telephone keypads are 123, 456, 789, 0 from top to bottom, and for eons you've been used to using a telephone keypad to enter information you can imagine the difficulty in having to remember on a computer keyboard they are the other way round. I learnt on Windows 3.1 or some such release that you could re-assign the keys to do other jobs, but in the mist of time I forgot what you had to do, so I set about trying to find out, I came across your programme and used it to effect the desired solution and it worked really well. I didn't have to look at any of the instructions, it was fairly intuitive. I'm really grateful that you have taken the time to create it.

andhar 2007-04-22 05:54:25 #
Version: 1.1

Not useful for international keyboards...

This isn't all that useful, except if you have an English keyboard.

Pacous2 2007-02-22 10:33:18 #
Version: 1.1

Fn key Ctrl

I wanted to replace my notebook Fn key with Ctrl. But this program cannot do it. :-/

Jason Henna 2007-02-15 12:52:16 #
Version: 1.1

This will do just fine

This is great. Just what I needed.

AJT 2007-02-13 04:02:07 #
Version: 1.1


Very simple but does not go far enough. I required to map accented characters using AltGr for example. It's good at what it does but did not suite me.

Jhoon 2007-01-27 15:04:13 #
Version: 1.1

Great Simple Little Applet

Works just like the website says... Only thing is I would love to have it mapped to individual user profile rather than to the machine.

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