Can I change my number pad besides moving the pads themelves?

Question

I have never understood why phone key pads and calculator/keyboard number pads are different.

If I wanted to make them all the same, can I change my number pad so the numbers are in the same pattern as a phone number pad - besides moving the pads themelves? If I swap the 7 with the 1, what needs to be done so the computer knows I have made this change? By making the above change, will the "end" and "home" short cut also work? Can I do the same on the "calculator" accessory that came with Windows?

OK, going the other direction - Do you know, off-hand, if I can program a change to my cell phone to change the key pad on my cell so the numbers are the same pattern as a calculator?

Answer

This question was answered on March 6, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The only way this is possible is through third party software, such as Keystroke Converter or Key Transformation These will allow you to change the functionality of any key you wish A google search for "customize keyboard layout" or something along those lines will yield results as to how to obtain these applications.

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Posted by daryl of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 6, 2006