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Map Japanese Backslash Key to Right Shift

The Japanese keyboard has several more keys then the English keyboard. If your are (un)fortunate enough to have a Japanese keyboard, but are running English version of Windows, you'll have some dead keys on your Japanese keyboard. With a smaller notebook keyboard, sometimes, the Japanese version pushes the Right Shift key to the far right of the keyboard, saving space for the underscore, pipe, and backslash key. However, this key ends up being a dead key in the English Windows. It's desirable to use this key as a Right Shift key, instead. This freeware utility helps you do that.


The key next to the Right Shift button is a dead key.

Map Japanese Backslash Key to Right Shift stays in the Windows Taskbar while it's active. To disable this utility, right click on its icon and choose Suspend Hotkeys, Pause Script, or Exit.

Map Japanese Backslash Key to Right Shift is distributed as freeware. You may freely distribute this software, so long as you distribute the entire software package as a whole. Please see the Freeware license agreement on this site.

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Installation

After downloading the archive and extracting all of the files to a new folder, double-click on the Install.bat that is located in that new folder. The software will install itself in "Program Files" and add to the Start menu.

To make this utility start-up by default, copy the shortcut in the Start menu into your "Startup" folder.

An uninstall script is installed at the same time. You can uninstall this software at any time by clicking on "Uninstall" in the Start menu.

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New: Map Japanese Backslash Key to Right Shift 1.0 is now available. The current build is 2008-10-11. See Change Log.

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