How To Remap A Chromebook's Keyboard

Aadhya Khatri - Oct 22, 2019


How To Remap A Chromebook's Keyboard

If you are not happy with the way the keyboard works, here is how you can remap the keys on any Chromebook

A Chromebook is not exactly the regular type of laptop you can find on the market. The most visible difference lies in the keyboard. Users will have specific keys relating to Chrome OS. So depending on the way you work, this will be painful or comfortable.

If you are not happy with the way the keyboard works, here is how you can remap the keys in the way you want on a Chromebook:

In the Chromebook setting, access the section for Keyboard:

  • At the lower right corner, find the clock and click on it.
  • When a panel appears, find the gear-like icon and click on it.
  • Now scroll down and choose Keyboard.
  • Now you will see a list of keys you can assign new functions to.

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In Keyboard, you will see a list of keys you can remap

The list includes:

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Each of the keys in the list can be reassigned to do the following tasks:

Screenshot 7

If you want to remap any of the keys, click the box next to it and choose a new function for it. The Pixelbook has a separate key for Assistant, but if the Chromebook you have is not this device, you might want to consider assigning a key to handle this task, like the Launcher or the Escape.

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If you want to remap any of the keys, click the box next to it and choose a new function for it

Below the list, you will see an option called “Treat top-row keys as function keys.” If you want the top row to be the F1-style like on any other keyboard, simply turn on the toggle.

The specialty functions are still there, but if you want to use them, you have to hold the Launcher key first and then press the corresponding key.

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