This simple program allows users to customize and disable your keyboard's keys, although you're limited to just swapping one keystroke for another. KeyChange has a plain, simple interface that shows the keys and its code; the code is useless for users. You can easily change or disable keys with a couple of clicks and reset your changes one by one or simultaneously. The application has a user-defined option to prohibit applications from using the applied settings, but it would be better if you could browse for the program rather than typing its name. The program also can be password-protected. Its seven-day trial, with its annoying pop-ups asking you to purchase the product, is long enough to determine whether KeyChange will be useful for you. Any level of user who wants to swap keys will find this application easy to use.
What's new in version 1.06
ReleaseNovember 9, 2008
Date AddedMarch 10, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
KeyChange takes the stress of having to stretch your fingers typing hot-key combinations, such as Ctrl-V and Ctrl-F, by exchanging them with a less straining combination, such as Ctrl-D. The exchange is completely user defined. Want the N key to type P? No problem. How about the Q an Z keys to type open and closing brackets? Unlike conventional keyboard layout managers, KeyChange allows you to redefine system keys, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, and Esc for each language you have installed in Windows. Use KeyChange to set your keyboard layout.