KeyExtender

KeyExtender


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 3 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.99
File Size:
596.76KB
Date Added:
August 01, 2011
Price:
Free to try (20-use trial); $19.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
12,192
Downloads Last Week:
149
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This application maps your standard 102 keyboard according to your needs, but some of the hot key features didn't work in our tests. KeyExtender has a plain, small, nonresizable interface that is relatively easy to understand and use. The program lets you easily change a key's output through pull-down menus. You also can set a key to perform predefined functions, such as type text, run a key combination, or adjust your volume control.

In our tests, the program proved its efficiency in inserting frequently used text with a single key press as well as in performing shutdown functions and other predefined options. To activate and deactivate the program's effect on your keyboard, you can conveniently define hot keys with the program's Settings option.

However, some of these latter functions didn't perform during our tests; further, without a help guide, the registry map option won't be of much use to novices. Nonetheless, KeyExtender can be very useful to those looking for an efficient key remapping utility, but be aware of possible glitches.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.3

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 3 stars

    "Good idea, but very unreliable"

    August 29, 2012   |   By Bill_Levinson

    Version: KeyExtender 3.99

    Pros

    You can remap your Ctl and Alt keys to avoid twisting your thumb to access, for example, Ctl-z for undo, which reduces the chance of repetitive motion injury. It fixed a problem with my left thumb!

    Cons

    Unreliable; it often stops working.

    Summary

    It would be a 5-star product if it worked reliably, but it doesn't. The developers need to put more work into it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Waste of time and money"

    April 12, 2012   |   By Atticus412

    Version: KeyExtender 3.99

    Pros

    When it works it works well... simple tasks etc

    Cons

    At best it works 5% of the time, it doesn't start up correctly so you're stuck. Have loaded 3 separate times and after the first few uses it goes back into NOT working again. Don't waste your time or money

    Summary

    Poor product, for such a simple program, way to many issues

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