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How to Assign a Different Key to be the Win Key?

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  • I have an old keyboard that I prefer to use because of the quality of the thing, but it doesn't have a Win key.

    I'd like to assign another key on the keyboard (there's a handy one with no other use called Compose) to be the Win key.

    Can anyone suggest a way to do that with Windows 8?

    Thanks!

    -Noel

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:35 PM

Answers

  • Thanks.  That was actually a Win2000 / 2003 app, but it did install and run.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to actually remap the key for me, possibly because the keyboard does something funky with the one I want to use.  It seems confused between the Left Shift key and the Compose key on my Digital LK250 (yes, a dinosaur, but a good dinosaur).

    Ah well, it was worth a try.

    Another key works, but one has to visit the desktop once (e.g., by clicking the desktop tile) before it does.

    -Noel

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:07 PM

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  • They said that all 7 applications should work on 8. So try this out: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/map-any-key-to-any-key-on-windows-xp-vista/

    Regards,

    Dylan Meeus


    0x2B |~ 0x2B Blog : www.it-ca.net/blogdylan
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:38 PM
  • Thanks.  That was actually a Win2000 / 2003 app, but it did install and run.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to actually remap the key for me, possibly because the keyboard does something funky with the one I want to use.  It seems confused between the Left Shift key and the Compose key on my Digital LK250 (yes, a dinosaur, but a good dinosaur).

    Ah well, it was worth a try.

    Another key works, but one has to visit the desktop once (e.g., by clicking the desktop tile) before it does.

    -Noel

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 7:07 PM