How To Remap Keys In Windows7 – Disable Specific Keys Which Are Never Used

Do you feel really irritated when you accidentally hit the Caps lock key on your keyboard?

Are you looking for an easier way to remap keys in Windows7 or disable specific keys which are never used at all ?

Here is a simple utility which can be used to map an key on your computer’s keyboard to perform a different function or keystroke. On the flip side, you may choose to completely disable certain keys which are rarely used.

Download Sharpkeys

About: SharpKeys performs a registry hack that is used to make certain keys on a keyboard act like other keys.

How To Remap Keys In Windows 7 Using SharpKeys

1. Once the program is installed, run Sharpkeys to bring the following interface:

2. You have to choose the desired key which is to be remapped from the left pane and then assign the target function from the right pane of the Sharpkey program window. An easier way to do this would be to choose the “Type Key” button and then press the desired key, which gets automatically selected in the left pane.

3.Once the source key is selected, choose the target function from the right pane of the program window. To disable the working of a particular key, you have to select “Turn it off” at the top of the right pane.

4. Next hit “OK” and choose “Write to registry”. The program will write the changes required in Windows registry, you will have to reboot windows for the changes to take effect. (note: to be on the safe side, you might want to backup the current setting of Windows registry first and then apply the changes for remapping keys)

That’s it, you have just remapped the function of a specific key from your keyboard

Reverting The Changes – Enabling the Original Function Of a Key in Windows

If you want to revert the changes and switch back to the older settings, simply open the SharpKey program window and delete the listed registry rule.


This is one of the easiest ways to remap a key in Windows and change it’s function to the function of another key. You can uninstall the application after applying the keyboard rules, because the program writes the rules to Windows registry and thus there is no need to use the program after the keys have been remapped.

Related: How to recover Windows Product Keys

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