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remap meta + hjkl keys to arrow keys.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    remap meta + hjkl keys to arrow keys.


    Hello,

    I am used to using the hjkl keys as arrow keys on my home computer by using xmodmap to avoid moving from the home row. Is there any way on 'microsoft windows 8' to configure the hjkl keys to be used as arrow keys while a modifier key such as 'ctrl', 'alt' or 'meta' is held down?
    The hjkl keys must still be able to function as normal when a modifier is not pressed.

    Kind Regards,

    Ben

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  2. #2


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I would use Autohotkey.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    This seems to do the trick, thank you.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Good. You can even make it specific to certain programs if you don't want to disable them everywhere. It's a very powerful program.
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remap meta + hjkl keys to arrow keys.
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