How to Remap Windows Key on Kinesis Classic Keyboard

My Kinesis Classic doesn’t have a Windows key (well, technically it does, but it’s embedded in the ‘keypad’ map Print Screen). I like to remap the Insert key to the Windows key. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Press the Keypad key
  2. Press Program + F12
  3. Press Print Screen
  4. Press the Keypad key
  5. Press the Insert key
  6. Press Program + F12

If you omit step 4, then the Insert key will only be mapped to the Windows key when they Keypad map is active (where “Keypad map” means the alternative keymap that becomes active when you hit ‘Keypad’. By default it turns the right half of the keyboard into a numeric keypad).

About Jeff Fitzsimons

Jeff Fitzsimons is a software engineer in the California Bay Area. Technical specialties include C++, Win32, and multithreading. Personal interests include rock climbing, cycling, motorcycles, and photography.
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