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    Change 'built in' Keyboard shortcuts, use 'Unused' keys

    I'm surprised I can't find a simple 'remap shortcut keys' interface in Windows. Surely this has been needed for 30+ years?

    My particular preference is to change the Copy and Paste defaults to single key presses, ie from Ctrl+C & Ctrl+V to say F3 & F4 or F8 & F9. I regularly make mistakes with the two finger method, and of course it's slower anyway.

    I'm aware of scripting approaches like AutoHotkey, but that seems overkill for what should be "simple" changes.

    Make Unused Keys Useful

    I have 4 never-used keys. Is there any way to make one or more of them into key modifier toggles, like say Caps Lock modifies case? For example, press Scroll Lock once and now other keys can have different uses--shortcuts for regular commands like Copy/Paste, launch programs or files, etc.
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    Due to their continuing use over a long period they are now "default" keys and I can't see them changing any time soon. Looks like the overkill method for you.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    Looks like the overkill method for you.
    Looks like you're right, Paul.

    This thread on Microsoft Community has only 2 solutions:
    1. Assign extra mouse buttons;
    2. AutoHotKey.

    I already use my 5 mouse buttons, so AHK it is, I guess.

    I'm just quite surprised this limitation exists. I would have thought left-handed mousers alone would be enough to get it fixed. Oh well.
    Last edited by Lugh; 2015-12-29 at 20:02.
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