View Full Version : Keyboard mapping software

18-08-2005, 12:49 PM
I am wanting to change some keys on my keyboard. For example I want a comma and a tab near the number pad so was wanting to change the + & - keys on the numer pad to a comma and tab.

I know there are various programs that will do that in windows but I also use some Dos programs that I need it to work for. Any help please.

Graham L
18-08-2005, 02:15 PM
Welcome to PressF1.

ANSI.SYS is what you need for DOS. This was often used to play practical jokes. (How you you like to have the screen cleared each time you pressed the "Enter" key? ANSI.SYS can that ... or worse).

As always Google will be helpful. From "Ansi.sys", the third link gives a full syntax (the key definition you want is near the end). You'll have to find the actual key codes.

Whether ANSI.SYS will work in Windows XP's "command interpreter" I don't know. "ansi.sys XP" to Google gives links.

Terry Porritt
18-08-2005, 02:45 PM
Yes, that's right Graham.
Ansi.sys is in Windows\system32 folder.
It works ok under the command.com dos environment (not the cmd.exe XP command line). I use it to provide a fancy coloured dos prompt :).

There's some info here:

The files in XP corresponding to the dos start up files are autoexec.nt and config.nt

18-08-2005, 04:59 PM
Try this Keytweek

18-08-2005, 06:43 PM
lol i just downloaded key tweak out of boredome.. its cool