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  • Reassigning Cut/Copy/Paste Shortcut Keys

    I'm switching over to the Dvorak keyboard layout (using my existing qwerty keyboard & just changing the layout in Windows), and as a result the Cut/Copy/Paste Shortcut Keys (CTRL + X,C,V) are all over the place.

    While I'd like to retain the X, C & V keys, I'd also like to have the Q, J & K keys do the same function (which are the same location as XCV on a qwerty keyboard):
    Q - Cut
    J - Copy
    K - Paste

    Any ideas on how I can do this?
    If I can't have both XCV & QJK at the same time then I'd rather change the shortcuts to QJK.
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    Re: Reassigning Cut/Copy/Paste Shortcut Keys

    from here:
    http://forum.soft32.com/windows/chan...ict357126.html

    I got the concept of "Scan code mapper"

    take a look and see if this assists.... may not be a specific program in that link, but you should be able to find one somewhere..
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    • #3
      Re: Reassigning Cut/Copy/Paste Shortcut Keys

      Looks interesting - thanks. I'm not sure if this tool can handle key combos or just single keys, I'll have to try it out on a spare system first.. Also it was designed for Windows 2000 & XP, hopefully it will run on Win 7.

      I'll also need to figure out how to map the keys back.. For example if I change the ~ key to remap to E, how can I map it back to ~ if the ~ key no longer can be pressed (maybe through character map shortcuts?).

      The link from that site doesn't work, here's the working link at Microsoft:
      http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/archive/w2kscan-map.mspx

      And here are some tools I found relating to the Scan Code Mapper:
      GUI: http://sellsbrothers.com/tools/#scancodeMapper
      GUI: http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/
      CMD: http://www.benf.org/other/scanmapset/

      One suggestion I found that I will be changing on one of the staff's computers is remapping the CAPS LOCK key to the LEFT SHIFT key - no more emails all in CAPS
      Last edited by woodgrain; 22nd February 2010, 02:17. Reason: Extra link added
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      • #4
        Re: Reassigning Cut/Copy/Paste Shortcut Keys

        Unfortunately the Scan Code Mapper doesn't look like it does more than 1:1 remapping of keys (no key combos like CTRL+Q)
        btw, I also found this GUI tool for the SCM which looks quite good: http://www.ghacks.net/2009/01/02/remap-keyboard/

        I may just have to use a macro based program like http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/misc/Remap.htm instead..

        I'll wait and see if anyone else posts any information..
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        • #5
          Re: Reassigning Cut/Copy/Paste Shortcut Keys

          I'd believe that the key to function mapping is not controlled by Windows.
          So sure you might find a way to change it (don't know how...) but how about office and every other application you are using? Those needs to be changed as well...
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          • #6
            Re: Reassigning Cut/Copy/Paste Shortcut Keys

            Well, I've started using AutoHotKey and it is working fine, just taking up a few MB of memory.. Putting all scripts into 1 script file = only 1 instance = lower RAM usage.

            For those that are interested in the AutoHotKey script for Dvorak users to use the same keys as Qwerty it's very simple, all of the original key combos work, this just doubles them up...

            To remap the GJK keys to XCV:
            ^q::^x ;cut
            ^j::^c ;copy
            ^k::^v
            ;paste

            To remap some of the Windows key shortcuts:
            #.::#e ;Windows Explorer
            #p::#r ;Run Dialogue
            #n::#l ;Lock Computer
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