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 Numpad keys.
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 Undo/Redo always gives you an easy route back.
Any change you make can be instantly tested in the Preview screen.
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.
Comfortable Unicode navigation
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 is a better CharMap than the Windows built-in CharMap itself
Unicode with its 65 536 code points will never intimidate you again.
Ligatures, Dead keys and much more
Use advanced layout features like Ligatures, customized dead keys, togglable KANA modifier etc
Don't lose your investment in MSKLC
KbdEdit seamlessly 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 alone.
With KbdEdit, your customized layout can become a part of your favorite layout list in no time, and from that point on it is accessible from any Windows application.
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.