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KeyTweakfor Windows

2.3.1

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Free app to remap your keyboard

KeyTweak is free software for Windows that allows for customization of your PC keyboard. Whether it’s to improve your efficiency or to easily type in another language, KeyTweak is the solution. If you have specific keys that aren’t working, KeyTweak could save you from replacing your keyboard. 

What is KeyTweak?

KeyTweak allows you to change your keyboard layout by changing the value of the associated Windows registry value for keyboard input. Therefore, it’s possible to remap, enable, or disable specific keys. It’s not a complete solution, because KeyTweak can’t combine keystrokes. For example, there’s no way of mapping Ctrl+Alt+Delete into a single keypress.

Is KeyTweak safe?

The app doesn’t appear to be any malware or viruses attached to the software. However, some PC security programs may flag KeyTweak as a threat due to the changes it can make to the registry. If you get an alert, investigate it to ensure that it really is a false alarm.

How do I download KeyTweak?

KeyTweak isn’t available from the Microsoft Store, so make sure to download the software from a reputable site. Click to download the program, run it, follow the installation instructions, and accept the license agreement. In addition to the program, a user manual will also be installed.

How do I reassign my keyboard keys?

At first, it may appear complicated. However, the user guide walks you through a step-by-step guide, so it’s easy to follow. For the regular keys, you use the remapping section below the main menu. If you have special keys, such as media controls, you may be able to remap some of them.

Are there any great alternatives to KeyTweak?

Yes, there are other alternatives such as Sharpkeys and Key Remapper. Sharpkeys which is also a free app has remapping functions. It also tracks the changes you make in case you want to revert to an earlier configuration. On the other hand, Key Remapper is different from KeyTweak and SharpKeys, as it doesn’t make any changes to the registry. Basic functions are included in the free trial.

Our take

KeyTweak is a great option for customizing your keyboard layout. It’s not heavy on resources and comes with a user-friendly manual. However, because it’s making changes to the Windows registry, the changes can affect everyone who uses the keyboard.

Should you download it?

Yes. It’s a fully-featured, free utility, so definitely worth trying out.

Highs

  • Free software
  • Lightweight program
  • Easy to revert to default keyboard layout

Lows

  • Changes are global, not per-user
  • Changes are global, not per-user
  • Reboot required after installation or removal

KeyTweakfor Windows

2.3.1

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