The Best Keyboard Layout Editor
Keyboard customization under Windows has never been easy. Fortunately, KbdEdit is here to turn it around: now it's never been easier! Twist your keyboard into a pretzel sooner than you can say "heterosyllabic".
Lean and blazingly fast
KbdEdit is written entirely in C++ language, whence its excellent
performance and responsiveness. Code-bloat free: two self-sufficient exe files is all that is ever installed on
your computer (only one file in the Demo version)
KbdEdit writes Windows DLL layout files directly and quickly, with no intermediary
steps like code generation, compilation and linking.
Special and function keys reprogramming
KbdEdit is no ordinary keyboard mapper: not only can you assign any letter or special character to any key, you can
remap physical position and function of any, and we mean ANY key: letter
or digit, Control, Alt, Shift, Function, multimedia or cursor keys.
You can even reprogram such unyielding keys as Caps/Num/Scroll Lock and
Missing the right Ctrl, which was expelled from your laptop's keyboard in
favor of the "context menu" key you never use? With KbdEdit, nothing easier than
bringing it back.
Unprecedented ease of use
Just start the program and play with it, within 10 minutes you too will
become a keyboard layout expert.
With KbdEdit, all keyboard functions are at your fingertips, waiting for you
to reprogram them to your taste - only one menu item, button
click or drag&drop away.
You can experiment to your heart's content - multiple level
gives you an easy route back.
Any change you make can be instantly tested in the
Don't waste time designing elaborate layouts only to discover they're ergonomic disasters
once you try to use them. Test any change as soon as you make it.
Unicode palette at the bottom of the KbdEdit screen will soon become your
best friend. It
adjusts automatically to the current layout, displaying only
character ranges that make sense for your language.
Even better, you can
drag&drop characters even from/to other applications - KbdEdit
better CharMap than the Windows built-in CharMap itself
Unicode with its 65 536 code points will never intimidate you again.
Dead keys and much more
Use advanced layout features like
KANA modifier etc
Don't lose your investment in MSKLC
imports KLC files produced by Microsfot Keyboard Layout
Creator. Not only does this make for a painless migration, it also enables the
deployment of KLC files
under 64-bit Windows, which cannot be achieved using MSKLC
With KbdEdit, your customized layout can become a part of your
layout list in no time, and from that point on it is accessible from any Windows
No harm is made to your system
The changes you make are localized strictly to the custom layouts created
with KbdEdit. Windows standard layouts, as well as layouts created with other
tools, are protected from any accidental damage.
Share your layouts
KbdEdit may perform all kind of antics behind the scenes to offer you all
this functionality, but the final product is still a good old Windows Keyboard
Layout Dll file.
To deploy a custom layout elsewhere, you will only need to "Export" it and use the "Import" feature on the target computer.
The target does not even have to run a full version of KbdEdit - the
Player edition, with its generous volume discount, offers a cost-effective way to deploy custom layouts on a large number of computers.