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SharpKeys 3.5

Rating:        Based on 34 ratings
Reviewed:  28 reviews
Downloads: 1077147
Change Set: 73847
Released: Feb 14, 2012
Updated: Feb 15, 2012 by RandyRants
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Installer-based and zipped bits based off the source included here.

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Reviews for this release

Very useful as Dell removed the Windows context key. And it also works on Windows 10!
by raandree on Aug 17, 2015 at 11:04 AM
Excellent tool. My laptop has Euro and Dollar keys next to arrow keys. Remapped these to home and end - far more useful! Big thank you to the author.
by pix8175 on May 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Easily mapped capslock to escape. Using Windows 10 Pro Version 1607 Build 14393.576
by blwdakcs on Mar 31, 2017 at 6:23 PM
Not working under the latest Windows 10 anymore
by daslicht on Mar 21, 2017 at 6:25 PM
Works well. HP Pavilion has no context key! But I had to get the mapping for this key off another machine before I could do it, since it is not named as such in the Codeplex table. To help others, it is called Special: Application (E0_5D).
by steppenwolf on Jan 29, 2017 at 3:31 PM
Solved my problem quickly & effectively, on a Lenovo Thinkpad yoga
by karenerobinson on Nov 25, 2016 at 7:25 AM
Works well on Windows 8.1 32-bit.
by Jill_Coppin on Nov 17, 2016 at 5:55 PM
My 1, q, a, & z keys all inexplicably stopped working, and after trying everything I could think of to fix them I finally looked into remapping the keys. I was able to map the 4 broken keys to my 4 arrow keys, which I hardly used, anyway. The keys work exactly how they're supposed to, including being able to use shift to access the upper case letters & exclamation point. I couldn't be happier!
by TheOtherProfessor on Aug 16, 2016 at 5:02 AM
I mapped the play/pause to a function key in Windows 10 since my laptop doesn't have it built into it. Extremely useful, especially in workplace.
by SuhasBharadwaj on Aug 2, 2016 at 7:53 AM
Worked in Windows 10 to swap CapsLock with Left Control key! Love it!
by rhand on Jul 23, 2016 at 8:01 AM
Great as always. I just wish it could save the changes as a keyboard layout to allows switching between keyboards.
by sunnyape on Jun 29, 2016 at 3:44 AM
Really useful (and simple!). The left alt key on my laptop keyboard died, and I use this key CONSTANTLY.... so until I fix the key (or replace keyboard) I have used this utility to remap my left windows key to left alt and it works perfectly. I never use that windows key anyway, and it is adjacent to left-alt so re-mapping it is a good solution for me. Thankyou a 1000 times SharpKeys!
by RonaldKubik on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:25 PM
Quick and simple. Remapped the right-alt key on my Surface Pro 4 to ctrl. This lets me use ctrl-home/end/pgup/pgdn with just my right hand. I always seem to use the left-alt when I need to use alt. Just my habit I guess.
by stevenmcohn on Feb 20, 2016 at 3:52 PM
Works good with traditional keyboards. If "freehand" edit will be available or new keys (eg. 00-100) will be added to the program or is the software abandoned since 2012?
by Clk1ii on Feb 15, 2016 at 6:15 PM
I have no words to thank the developer of this amazing and life saver tool!! On my HP Laptop the "7" numeric key malfunctioned and used to type automatically here and there making my laptop a nuisance. Now setting its value to null (i.e 0000) by writing it to the registry by this software. I am back to enjoying my laptop once again! God bless you. Regrads
by vivekrajx on Feb 9, 2016 at 10:15 AM
Excellent. Have a mini keyboard without the F11 keys. Need this to install ESXi. Your application saved me a load of time and digging out another keyboard. thanks
by joefaeglesga on Feb 6, 2016 at 1:12 PM
Simple for a NON-power user! Easy load, easy "touch the key" feature for those of us who don't know the quirky names for special keys (like 'context'). Works seamlessly in Win10.
by laiwu on Nov 2, 2015 at 2:56 AM
Simple and effective. I have a Samsung 7 Series Laptop and the number pad Enter key was working as the regular Enter key in Sibelius - very annoying as it's a commonly-used shortcut key. Using this program I was able to diagnose that the number pad Enter key was returning a different scan code (SPECIAL_ENTER) not NUM_ENTER and remap accordingly. Windows 10, x64, worked first time. Thank you so much :)
by chodder on Oct 27, 2015 at 2:03 PM
This program does exactly what it is supposed to do in a simple intuitive user friendly way. It is excellent. I found it by trying to track down how to disable the insert key but I also use it to disable the capslock key. Excellent work, well done and thank you to the author!
by marlowa on Sep 26, 2015 at 3:55 PM
OH MY GOD! this was a godsend program. I had a broken 'p' key that i had t press just perfectly to type anything. being able to assign the '[' key next to it with 'p', without any hassle has made typing so much easier. I even signed up with this site just to review this program so others will use it. five out of five stars!
by ConDog on Feb 25, 2015 at 2:29 PM
Excelent!!! My notebook keyboard was missing END key (was available only on the numeric keypad - which I need it a lot) and with SharpKeys I was able to remap INSERT key (rarely used) with END key so it saved me to switch on/off the numeric keyboard every few seconds. And is working on Windows 8.1 x64! Thank you!
by luconsta on Feb 21, 2015 at 9:43 AM
Its a great program. But I hope it updates its database for keyboards with unique keys (my keyboard for example, the Genius Manticore). I want to change the volume up and down buttons to the prev/next track buttons, but those keys aren't registered in SharpKeys' database. I only get the message, "You've entered a key that SharpKeys doesn't recognize." Please update this further. Solid idea and solid performance otherwise.
by NickyDoom on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:45 PM
Awesome. Too bad it can't detecy Macbook right Option/Alt key to determine its code
by sfeldman on Oct 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM
Easy to use. Great utility!
by mdean on Sep 25, 2014 at 1:32 PM
I downloaded it, installed it on my computer and within no time, I had the two keys that have been bothering me for months disconnected and turn to absolutely no use at all. It is a perfect little program that does exactly what it is designed for. Very very nice. Thank you to the author.
by regoroger on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:24 PM
I've been looking for a way to flip the functionality of my F keys for months, this worked perfectly! In the words of Krusty: "I heartily endorse this event or product."
by EraseBegin on Jul 8, 2014 at 3:55 PM
Works great!!! Thanks to whoever developed this. Found this on Google. Makes life easier!!!!!!
by readypembroke on Jun 8, 2014 at 6:03 PM
Brilliant software. Can confirm that it works seamlessly on Windows 8, x64 version, all updates till date as on 3 June 2014
by nitincodeplex on Jun 3, 2014 at 8:41 AM