How to Create a Custom Keyboard Layout on Windows

MakeUseOf | 8/21/2018 | Dan Price
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Windows users have a few different options when it comes to creating customized keyboard layouts.

You could use the ever-popular Portable Keyboard Layout software. It’s open source and lets you keep different keyboard layouts on a USB stick so you can easily use them on any machine. Of course, Windows also offers a native way to jump between different keyboard layouts.

Remapping - Software - Lots - Options - Apps

You can also try using keyboard remapping software. There are lots of free options available, but one of the most overlooked apps is the official Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator.

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Before we start, a word of warning: the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator app is nearly a decade old. It still works perfectly and runs on Windows 10, but occasionally you might encounter a bug.

App - Microsoft - Download - Center - Instructions

Firstly, you need to download and install the app from the Microsoft Download Center. When it’s installed, follow the instructions below to create your own keyboard layout:

Open the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator...
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