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Topic Title: Dragon doesn't respect remapped keys
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Created On: 07/26/2021 10:48 AM
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mareid
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I use Windows PowerToys to remap several of the keys on my keyboard, including the Ctrl key. However, Dragon doesn't seem to respect these remappings. So, for example, I have alt and ctrl swapped, but when I execute a Dragon command to press "Ctrl-S" it actually presses "Alt-S". Does anyone have a suggested workaround?



 07/26/2021 11:04 AM
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Lunis Orcutt
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We are not certain why you need to buck Windows default key mapping but things usually work better if you just go with the flow. You could make this change in your personal commands but the built-in Dragon commands cannot be edited and we doubt there is a workaround.



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 07/26/2021 12:00 PM
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Alan Cantor
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If it's important to swap the keys, try using a different tool to do the remapping. Perhaps AutoHotkey.
 07/26/2021 04:22 PM
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Thanks, Alan! You were right that using a different tool seems to have fixed the problem. I tried SharpKeys, which writes the rebinds to the registry. That seems to have made Dragon respect them.

Lunis, to answer your question, I remap the keys because I work across multiple computers with multiple keyboard layouts, operating systems, and virtual machines. Remapping the keys means I don't need different muscle memory for each separate keyboard or VM.
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