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[Beta] Want to Disable Logging?

JoyToKey by default generates a log file named “joyToKey.log” in your profile folder. In case of issues, it’s useful for trouble shooting, but as long as it’s working okay, you[...]

[Tips] How to trigger multiple key strokes with one button press?

In case you want to trigger multiple key strokes with a single button press, go to “Keyboard 2″ tab and select the mode “Execute from [Input1] to [Input4] in sequence at the specifie[...]

[Tips] How to change the key assignment based on the analog stick input level?

When playing games with a keyboard, simply assigning W.A.S.D keys to an analog stick input may not be ideal because many games can differentiate walk and run (or sprint or slowly walk) by using differ[...]

[Tips] How to emulate a key input exactly for the specified duration (in msec)?

By default, JoyToKey emulates a key input as long as the corresponding button is pressed on the controller. But in some cases, you may want to emulate a key input only for the specified duration such [...]

[Tips] Button Alias #2: How to emulate a double-tap input by just pressing a gamepad button once?

Some games require directional keys (e.g. W,A,S,D) to be tapped twice quickly (and hold) to make the character run fast instead of walk. Can I emulate such an input by just pressing the gamepad button[...]

[Tips] Button Alias #1: Assign more shortcuts beyond the number of buttons

JoyToKey has a function called “Button Alias” (or Button Mapping). It’s very powerful and can be used for two different scenarios: Assign more (virtual) buttons beyond the number of [...]

[Tips] Automatically detect more controllers up to a specified count

In case JoyToKey is started when no controller is connected, JoyToKey tries to automatically detect devices until one controller is connected. But some users may want to continue the auto detection un[...]

[Tips] Passing parameters when launching an external program

Thanks to the great ideas from Hellish Victor, a new beta version is available now with the following convenient features: When you assign a function to launch an external program you can pass program[...]

[Tips] Configure up to 50 joysticks and 128 buttons!

Surprisingly, there are demands from users who want to configure a huge number of buttons joysticks in JoyToKey like 128 buttons! So here comes the new beta version, which allows the configuration up [...]

[Tips] Support for assigning multi-media keys such as volume control

Version 6.0 supported additional key code emulations such as * volume control * media control (prev, next, play, stop) * SCROLL LOCK Version 6.0 also changed the key emulation code for arrow keys, R-A[...]
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