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keytweak not working with Windows 8 - any solutions?

  1. #1


    Montreal
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    keytweak not working with Windows 8 - any solutions?


    I've used Keytweak in the past with Win7. Now I find it's not working as expected in Win8. Changes are not being adopted by the registry and at reboot the app does not reflect the key remap change. Is there a trick to get this utility behaving as expected?

    Change / Modify / Reassign the Keys or Buttons of a Keyboard in Windows - TechieChips

    Or is there another newer utility that will work?

    Thanks,

    Russell

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    It's not clear what particular change you're trying to make. MSFT Keyboard Layout Creator may help, but it really depends on what you're trying to accomplish.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I use keytweak. working for me in windows 8. version 2.3.0.
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  4. #4


    Montreal
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyvu View Post
    I use keytweak. working for me in windows 8. version 2.3.0.
    I'm using Windows 8/64 v6.2.9200 Build 9200

    Hmm .. OK I'll keep trying. I'm using Win8 with a new Notebook (Lenovo X131e Intel) and would like to remap the Windows key to the right Alt. I'll sometimes use this notebok to edit photos with Photoshop and I'm too often hitting the Win key instead of the left Alt with certain Photoshop keyboard shortcut. On my desktop system I map the right Alt as the Windows key and map the Windows key to be a duplicate of the left Alt.

    I've done this on numerous Windows 7 (and Vista) systems with no problems. I've also installed StartIsBack v2.1.

    I get the impression that Keytweak is being blocked by some security thing. Though I've tried everything I know:

    Run as Administrator
    Turn off Windows Defender
    Turn off UAC

    When the system reboots any changes I make are not listed in Keytweak - as if nothing was done ..

    Russell
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  5. #5


    Montreal
    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    It's working now :-)


    I'm not exactly sure what part of what I just did solved it. But it works now.

    I activated the Administrator account (using Windows Tweaker 4.1) and when that didn't work I uninstalled and then reinstalled Keytweak with the Administrator account activated and now it works fine. Perhaps if I had simply uninstalled/reinstalled Keytweak that might have worked too. Whatever --- it now works :-)

    (I've also deactivated the Admin account and re-enabled Defender, etc.)

    Thanks for letting me know that Keytweak worked for you as that got me trying harder to figure out how to get it working here too.

    Russell
    Last edited by RPmtl; 04 Jun 2013 at 09:16.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    nice to know it's working now! computers can be funky.

    I don't advise turning off UAC. but keytweak does run as administrator on my system.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 CP 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by RPmtl View Post
    I'm not exactly sure what part of what I just did solved it. But it works now.

    I activated the Administrator account (using Windows Tweaker 4.1) and when that didn't work I uninstalled and then reinstalled Keytweak with the Administrator account activated and now it works fine. Perhaps if I had simply uninstalled/reinstalled Keytweak that might have worked too. Whatever --- it now works :-)

    (I've also deactivated the Admin account and re-enabled Defender, etc.)

    Thanks for letting me know that Keytweak worked for you as that got me trying harder to figure out how to get it working here too.

    Russell
    Well, it definitely doesn't work on uninstalling/reinstalling. Am going to try the admin account thing now.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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