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16-01-2017, 02:46 PM
Have changed to another keyboard on my gaming system.
The previous one had power & sleep keys.
The new one has multimedia keys.
Would like to re-map 2 of them for power & sleep.
Have created shortcuts for them but haven't as yet worked out how to remap the keys.
I would prefer not to use 3rd party software for this.

16-01-2017, 04:47 PM
Most multi Media Keyboards come with their own software that all the features to be used, including key mapping.

Failing that you can try this, open the shortcut by right clicking it, properties, select the Shortcut box press the keys you want to use, it may be ctrl+Alt+ <what ever key> or may even take the F keys. Apply and save. When pressing it should activate the option /task.

Doesn't always work though.

16-01-2017, 05:31 PM
Not new, just an old cheapie I had. Genius KB-200e
Doubt it would have had drivers, none available from Genius now anyway.
All the multimedia keys do work.

I've got sleep & power mapped to the pause & stop keys, through the shortcut properties, but have to use Ctrl+Alt+ in front.
Strangely the two keys still function as normal with WMP.
Guess that will have to do for now.