RIP my laptop-keyboard’s letter-A (Remapping KB)

Extremely sad news .. at age 3 and half, the letter A of my laptop-keyboard is dead =(


–Me, my laptop, the keyboard and every single gadget in my room are extremely sad =(
We are gonna miss u letter A =D


How could possibly I live without letter A !! , that’s not possible for sure 🙂 SO, lets have a little solution:

Remapping Keyboard letters:

Having useless keyboard buttons -Never used before by u-.. and sometimes u don’t know even what is the role of it ! (ex. scroll , located beside delete).
for me CAPS LOCK is not just a useless button but also annoying sometime cuz i accidentally click on it while chatting or even worse while typing a password =S.
I used to disable CAPS LOCK to avoid this problem, but now I’ll swap it to work instead of letter A. .. and that will need some registry tweaks.

so let’s open the Registry Editor by typing regedit in the run dialog.
then scroll down to:
= HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout =
You have to have a Scancode Map entry for a key remapping..
so create a REG_BINARY entry called Scancode Map with the following value:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 1e 00 3a 00 00 00 00 00

[                       1                          ][           2           ][     3   ][   4     ][         5            ]

1 & 5. 
represents Null space value.
the length of data you want to change.
the letter you want to change to (remap to it) Letter A .
the letter you want to change from (remap from it) CAPS LOCK .

so in order to just disable CAPS LOCK, all you need to do is just putting [00 00] instead of [3a 00] in part 3.


Now save your newly added key, and restart your computer and enjoy disabled useless caps lock button.


About alaasdk

ASP.NET Developer, javascript geek and JQuery lover. IT Head at @acesegypt. Studying #Business and #Accounting in #Commerce school! #Cycling is my #1 transportation way. Living in a room in which you can't see walls from #Whiteboards.

Posted on July 24, 2011, in errors, windows and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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