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Microsoft Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard Zoom Key to Scroll Key February 19, 2007

Posted by Mayank in Uncategorized.
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I am not a major user of the Zoom functionality in the MS Ergonomic keyboard. I would rather set the zoom key to scroll up and down in applications.

After hunting around the configuration utility supplied with keyboard I was still clueless about the zoom key’s configuration.

I then spotted a command.xml in the installation directory of the config utility. Editing a couple of sections did the trick ..

The file has a section
<ALL>
<Application UniqueName=”StandardSupport”>
<C309 Type=”5″ KeySeq=”ctrl F4″ />
..
..
..
<C319 Type=”6″ Activator=”ZoomIn” />
<C320 Type=”6″ Activator=”ZoomOut” />
<C1101 Type=”6″ Activator=”HorizontalScroll” />
<C1003 Type=”7″ Subtype=”0″ />
</Application>

Modify
<C319 Type=”6″ Activator=”ZoomIn” />
<C320 Type=”6″ Activator=”ZoomOut” />

to

<C319 Type=”6″ Activator=”ScrollUp” />
<C320 Type=”6″ Activator=”ScrollDown” />

There will be similar entries against specific applications also, so you can modify the behaviour for specific applications by editing the corresponding entries over there.

Now,
– Double click on mskey.exe and then Actions > Close Microsoft Intellitype pro
– Double click on type32.exe

You’re done 🙂

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Comments»

1. Alex - June 13, 2008

Thanks alot!

2. Keyboard Guy - August 8, 2008

Thanks, this was useful.

3. Viktor - September 3, 2008

Excellent, thanks!

4. evavy - October 14, 2008

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5. Mahomed - November 10, 2008

Fantastic! This worked for me too. I had initially changed all the C319 and C320 references but this broke the application so take a backup of commands.xml to avoid re-installing.

Also, with Intellitype 6.5 you can just end the itype.exe task and run it again.

6. kevin - May 27, 2009

thanks..Just used this for version 6.31.258.0 and it worked!!

7. Billy - October 22, 2009

Thank you for this.

8. Microsoft Keyboard User - May 18, 2010

You Guys Rock! Thanks for the Fix! Works Perfect!

9. Windows 7 Tutorials (@windowspro123) - December 10, 2011

Is this legal??!!


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