Break key missing on Microsoft Keyboard RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a KGR1173 Keyboard. Missing Pause/Break key. Use it for MS Access. Possible to assign keyboard macro to do that?

    Need some help. I see the Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center; but is this possible to do in there?


    Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:05 PM

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  • Hi Andy,

    Could you try some of the recommendations on this website and let us know if any of them work for you? Thanks.

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:18 PM
  • Hi HamsterRunner,

    The easiest solution is you can try to use OnScreen Keyboard.

    Other work around is to use combination of keys that is alternative of Pause / Break key.

    There are more combination keys which you can test on your computer or notebook. There are combination keys on your keyboard including Fn + B, CTRL + Fn + B, CTRL + Scroll Lock, CTRL + Fn + S, CTRL+ C, CTRL + Fn + Pause, Fn + Right SHIFT, CTRL + Fn + INSERT, Fn + F12, and others. If these combination keys are not working your notebook, please read technical documentation or user manual for your keyboard, computer or notebook.

    If that not work then you may try to modify the registry and assign a key for Break / Pause.

    For that you can follow steps below.

    1. Hold Windows logo and press R
    2. Type regedit and press Enter to open Registry Editor
    3. Click Yes to confirm running Registry Editor with Administrator privilege
    4. Click File, and then Export to save current registry configuration
    5. Choose Desktop as location where you will export registry configuration
    6. Under File name type Backup06092017 and choose All under Export range
    7. Click Save
    8. Navigate to following location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Current Control Set\Control\Keyboard Layout
    9. Right click and choose New, and then Binary Value
    10. Type name Scancode Map
    11. Double click on Scancode Map and type 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 46 E0 44 00 00 00 00 00
    12. Click OK
    13. Close Registry Editor
    14. Restart your Windows machine
    15. Use Ctrl + F10 as Pause / Break key

    Personally, It is not recommended to chnage the registry to assign any other key because you may need to use that key for the purpose it was built.


    What is the alternative to Pause and Break keys?

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    Friday, March 23, 2018 6:31 AM