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How to activate unused keyboard keys

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by arialzaffir, Jan 22, 2011.

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  1. arialzaffir

    arialzaffir Thread Starter

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    Hello forum!
    I have this Acer Aspire 5715z notebook downgraded to XP with an italian keyboard layout on which there are three disabled keys; a € sign key, a $ sign key (both right above the arrows) and the Acer Applications Launch key on the up right corner of the computer.

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    Normally these Acers are shipped with Vista but I don't know if they worked under it, the first thing I did when I got the computer was downgrading:p So anyway, there are a bunch of keys I need and these keyboards don't have so I was trying to remap the keyboard but Windows XP doesn't seem to recognise them (I downloaded a couple of programs like SharpKeys but none of them worked).
    I think the problem might be that there are no reg values assigned to them but I am not sure of this.
    Is there anybody who can help me out with this little nuisance please?
    Thanks for the attention
    Cheers
    Arial
     
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    arialzaffir Thread Starter

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    UPDATE:
    So until I had a response from you guys I decided to modify my right shift key to the tilde I needed modifying the registry but I encountered a very strange problem;
    According to the scan codes the value for the tilde is 29 00 and that of the right shift is 36 00 so I added this string value: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 29 00 36 00 00 00 00 00
    Now in theory everything should have been ok but instead of imposing the key to the tilde I ended up having this "\" which is 2B 00. Then I wrote 2B 00 instead of 29 00 and had this "ù".
    What the name of everything?? Scan codes are supposed to be hardcoded right??
    What is wrong with my Windows???
     
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