Imagine getting a new laptop loaded with everything you wanted and you come to find the right-shift key is cut too short and then to add to it, the key next to it is an arrow up key. Typing sucks on it. So I went on the net to see that there were a many pissed off and frustrated persons that did not like the defective layout.
I saw lots of comments that you could tweak the registry or the keyboard mapping layout but nobody stepped up to tell you how. Some said be careful messing with the registry. Well, after a few days of searching I found a registry tool that you can use to remap the Keyboard to have the up arrow key be a Right Shift key along with the original one. That makes the size of the key almost the same.
I have Vista Installed and the keyboard is called a 101/102 keyboard. The program I found gives you keyboard layout and it is freeware. Sometimes I am not big on freeware, but this one is great. It is called “Auto Hot key“. It is a little tricky to use at first, but you can figure it out.
Install autohotkey and look in the right system tray and see the green Icon. This Icon has to be there whenever you want the key to work. You are not permanently modifying the registry. MAKE SURE YOU DO A FULL BACKUP OF YOUR REGISTRY before doing anything like this.
Steps – for the HP 9827 and most of the HP’s that have this similar issue
- Install the program
- Look over the keyboard ID’s in the help area
- Look for the Green Autohotkey icon in the system tray
- Right click the icon in the system tray and select edit
- Type this at the end of the info in the end of the page that opens – up::RShift
You are basically telling the computer that the Up Arrow key = the Right Shift Key
- Save the page
- Test it
Your done, Enjoy
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