Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Model M Lives!

I picked up a PS/2 to USB converter today for about $6 and now I can easily use the model M on a modern computer. The only downside is it doesn't have a windows key, a key I use all the time. I've found lots of people online that are re-mapping the caps lock key to be a windows key. This seems like a pretty good compromise.

I found a registry key that'll do it for me.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,5c,e0,3a,00,00,00,00,00
http://mattshaw.org/news/window-map-caps-lock-to-windows-key/

Just save that as a .reg file, run it, and reboot. The regular windows keys still work too.
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