Remapping acer euro key

(note this no longer works if you upgrade the bios — on my todo list to find out what the new char codes are)

My Acer 4250 came with rather annoyingly and pointlessly placed euro + dollar keys ‘inside’ the cursor key area.

Being a script monkey, I figured it would be rather useful to remap these keys to delete + backspace.

After much googling, the answer is to:

a) edit C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\MMKEYBD.CFG

comment out a couple of lines with “;” so that they look like this :

;Key 19 = 1,E0,33,E0,B3,F508,Euro Symbol
;Key 20 = 1,E0,34,E0,B4,F509,Dollar Symbol

this prevents acerware from hijacking these keys for its own purposes!

then download and install www.autohotkey.com

change the default script so that it reads

$SC133::Delete
$SC134::Backspace

add autohotkey to your startup folder, reboot and viola! remapped keys 🙂

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