KeyMapper is a free program for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, and 11 that will allow you to change the layout of the keys on your keyboard. It is extremely easy to use, and in addition to changing the layout, it will also allow you to bind certain actions, such as changing the volume or brightness of the monitor, to any button on the keyboard.
How Does KeyMapper Work?
KeyMapper is a portable program. This means there is no installation and all you need to do is download and run it. When you run it, you’ll see a user interface dominated by an image of a keyboard.
As we said, KeyMapper will allow you to change the layout of the keys on your keyboard, but before you start changing the layout, the first thing you need to do is set up exactly what kind of keyboard you have. Here you can choose whether or not your keyboard has a number pad, whether it’s a macOS keyboard, and which alphabet your keyboard is using.
Once you’re done with these settings, it’s time to change the button layout, and we’re happy to say that this is a pretty simple process. Click Mappings, then Create New Mapping, then choose which button you want to change. Another way to do this is to double-click the desired button on the keyboard image in the main menu.
Now a menu will open with a list of all the actions you can choose that will happen when you press a certain button. This can be that, for example, when you press one button it triggers as if you pressed another button, but also actions such as starting an Internet browser or email program, opening File Explorer or system programs, volume up or down, and all other actions that are possible with the help of the buttons on the keyboard.
When you set what a certain button will do, its color will change in the image to green and it will say what that button does now. In order for the changes to take effect, you must restart your computer.
KeyMapper Will Help You Reorganize Your Keyboard
KeyMapper is an excellent program. If you want to change the layout of the buttons on your keyboard, this is, we’re sure, one of the easiest ways. During use, we did not encounter any problems or bugs, so KeyMapper gets our recommendation.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and 11