Example - Replacing AltGR with KANA
Installer package: KbdEditInstallerGermanKana.exe
Layout file: German KANA.zip
You can use the installer package to deploy this keyboard layout without any restrictions. Free Demo version can be used to make changes and test them. To deploy a modified version, a Premium, Personal or Lite edition is needed.
As explained in Modifiers, AltGr is merely a shorthand for Ctrl+Alt. This can have unfortunate consequences in applications that use Ctrl+Alt command shortcuts: they can clash with AltGr mappings and, depending on how the application is written, render them useless.
In addition, many applications define global hotkeys that might also involve Ctrl+Alt, and thus collide with AltGr (some examples: ATI Catalyst drivers, ICQ, Winamp agent etc).
KbdEdit provides a simple solution to this problem: AltGr can be replaced with the Kana modifier in its "non-togglable" variant (see Modifiers for details). Kana modifier is so obscure that most popular applications (still) don't know how to hijack it.
The layout file German KANA.zip contains a modified standard German keyboard, which is functionally identical to the original, but uses KANA instead of AltGR. The same method can be used for any keyboard that uses AltGr.
Scroll below the screenshots for a step-by-step guide.
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