02-27-2014 01:37 PM
Hi, I have an american Lenovo Ideapad Y510p, with an american keyboard. Well, when I'm writing in spanish, I press "Windows key + space bar" to change the language of the keyboard. Everything is just fine, except one:
I can NOT type these 2 symbols "<" and ">". I've used every combination I know, and those will never appear when I have change the koyboard to spanish. I've tried a mapkeyboard software, but most of them don't work in windows 8.1 and if so, they can't change my key's by a combination I choose. I'd like to type those 2 symbols pressing "alt + ," and "alt + .", that right now don't do anything.
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02-28-2014 12:17 PM - edited 02-28-2014 12:18 PM
Try using AutoHotKey and edit the AutoHotkey.ahk script in the Documents folder to show the following:
!,:: Send < return !.:: Send > return
When done, reload AutoHotKey (click File > Reload Script) and observe.
02-28-2014 04:41 PM
03-01-2014 05:06 AM
Good to know it's working. Yes, if you delete the AutoHotKey.ahk file under Documents or if the AutoHotKey app is not running, the keyboard will be back to normal, otherwise, it will always remap the keys.
03-01-2014 08:52 AM - edited 03-01-2014 08:53 AM
Yeah, I have to keep that file and run the application in order to remap it.
Thank you a lot.
Now, my question is: is there a way I can keep that remap configuration always? Registry or something like that, so I don't have to install 3rd parties software to write correctly?
It's not too nice having to start a program everytime I turn on the computer to write some symbols, I know it can autostart, but you know....
03-03-2014 07:57 AM
AFAIK, one way to make this change permanent is to add the AutoHotKey.ahk file into the startup folder so that it will always automatically run when you login to Windows.
To add startup items, navigate to this location and paste the file:
C:\Users\<User Profile folder name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\
In addition, you can add these lines into the AutoHotKey.ahk file to pause or exit the autohotkey app.
Ctrl+Shift+S - pauses autohotkey
Ctrl+Shift+X - exits autohotkey
03-04-2014 01:44 PM - edited 03-04-2014 01:46 PM
Thanks, but again, I must have this 3rd party software. I'd like to uninstall AutoHotKey, and be able to do this without any software. Something like create this "alt+," feature built-in the keyboard driver. May be some registry changes?
I mean, AutoHotKey is awesome, but I don't like the idea of setting it up in the startup just to write 2 symbols.