The main idea for KbdMap was to allow non-English users quick access to their letters. But it is general purpose keyboard remapper and many problems can be solved with it.
Felix Grant wrote:
The Psion keyboard has no "calculator keypad", which makes heavy number work tedious. By using KbdMap, it is possible to create such a calculator keypad. With your new version of KbdMap, I have used the Ctrl-Shft keys to allow fast number entry using the u, i, o, j, k, l, m keys as follows:
7 8 9
I O P
J K L
7 8 9
4 5 6
1 2 3
This allows normal use of the keyboard for almost all operations using the SHEET and CALC applications, and also Calc3a (by Richard Schmidt).
It was a big thread in comp.sys.psion with subject "Where is 'pipe' key?". Now you can find pipe, copyright, math and other characters with easy.
Daniel Pfund wrote:
I don't like having to reach for that System button (it feels like it's going to break every time :( ), so:
I use Konstantin I. Saliy's excellent KbdMap program which allows you to remap any keys to anything (including the button bar!!!!).
I remapped the shift-"-" key to the system button (note, underscore will not be available anymore, so you have to remap that to another key as well).
I remapped the psion-"-" key to the system button as well.
Now I can switch back and forth with shift-"-" and Psion-shift-"-" ;-)
Of course, you can remap the system button to any other key you like...
I suppose that will be the end of my DPSwitch :(
If you have found another application of KbdMap, please, let me know
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Last updated June 10, 1996