JoyToKey does not seem to work on Windows 10 (or 7 or 8)

JoyToKey should work for Windows 10 (and 8, 7, Vista, XP).

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

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 for Notepad, but not for an application/game I’m intending to use

JoyToKey may not be able to control certain softwares on recent Windows (Vista or later) 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 shortcuts (such as Alt-TAB key and mouse emulation on software 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 fee to Microsoft to get it officially “certified”…).

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