I've purchased a physical keyboard that is missing a left key for typing the backslash character or the vertical tab character.

Is there a software to virtualize a key stroke on the left Shift key so that it functions as such (either | or \ based on the right Shift key)?

  • Operating system: Windows 11
  • Availability: Free
  • Flexibility: Toggle on or off manually.
  • For which system? Under what conditions - all the time?
    – Destroy666
    Commented Jan 20 at 17:11
  • @Destroy666 It is for Windows 11 and free. I'd manually toggle the software on or off...
    – Hydroper
    Commented Jan 20 at 20:23

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Any kind of remapping can be done with very popular AutoHotkey software.

In your case this simple script should work:


Save it as anything.ahk and run it. Check more info about mapping and keys.

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