February 26, 2019

Switch Alt Key and Windows Key for a Better Dev Experience

I use both mac and windows for development. But keyboards are a bit different and very annoying. Especially when you use emacs, you need to press alt and ctrl a lot.

A good solution to swith left windows key with left alt key. Now you have Fn, Ctrl, Alt, Win in a row. Similar to mac where you have Fn, Ctrl, Alt/Option, Command.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,5b,e0,38,00,38,00,5b,e0,\
  00,00,00,00

Simply save this a a reg file. Double click to import it in registry.

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