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My new keyboard doesn't have an right side Win Key!!! I feel dumb. Buying a cheap "full" (number pad) keyboard I just assumed. I didn't imagine it wouldn't have a right side Win key so I didn't even look.

 

The key in it's place is some "menu function" key. It is recognized in DCS. But it is NOT recognized as a qualifier key. As an unorthodox extra key I have no use for it.

 

There's a fix, a reprogramming keyboard downloadable app. But I really don't want to use an app to introduce  potential messes with all other programs on the keyboard. Also, the app writes the Windows registry, another thing I really don't want do to. 15 years ago  I used to write Win Registry, it's never worth the trouble.

 

Is there anything I can do but bite the sour apple and get another keyboard?


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Do you really need that right side Win key?

I have a Logitech keyboard with a "FN" key but it is not recognised within DCS as RWIN key.

Honestly, i never missed it.

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1 hour ago, -0303- said:

My new keyboard doesn't have an right side Win Key!!!

As opposed to Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys, the Win key is typically not supposed to be duplicated on the right side of the keyboard- it depends on the manufacturer.

 

If you don't want to use an additional app, then buying a different keyboard is the only option.

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DCS has such an extended use of RWin I figured it was a standard just excluded on smallish "full" keyboards.


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They are bond mostly to things you don't use in general.

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