JoyToKey does not work for some applications – Try running it as administrator

If it’s your first time to use JoyToKey, firstly, please try to use it with the simplest setup by following how to use JoyToKey, before trying to use it for your target application with a complex configuration.

In case JoyToKey was working fine, but it suddenly stopped working after a recent Windows 10 update, please reboot the PC once (instead of shutdown – reboot will clean up the memory better), to see if that helps.

JoyToKey works fine for Notepad, but not for the application/game I’m intending to use

JoyToKey may not be able to control certain softwares on recent Windows versions due to an enhanced security control in Windows system. If you encounter such cases, please try to launch JoyToKey.exe by opening right-click popup menu and select “Run as administrator”. Alternatively, you can also try “Use XP compatible mode” in the same popup menu.

NOTE: Even if you launch JoyToKey as an administrator, emulation of certain inputs (such as Alt-TAB key, and the mouse click at on-screen-keyboard) does not work in recent Windows due to a new design (restriction) of Windows security policy from Microsoft. Unfortunately at this moment, there is no known way to make it working (except paying an expensive annual fee to get it officially “certified”…).

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