Get Keyferret

There are two ways to install Keyferret:

  1. Download the Keyferret Windows installer (recommended), unzip and run setup.exe. This will copy it onto your computer and set it up to run automatically when you start Windows.
  2. Download and extract the Keyferret no-install zip file. You can then run Keyferret on its own without the need to install anything. It doesn't need to install any libraries to work anyway.

Version 2.6, 29th September 2018. Copyright © 2015-2018 Andrew Swaine.

Designed for Windows 10 or later.

Let me know of any bugs/incompatibilities.

Browsers might complain that it's not a familiar download. I'm afraid you'll have to click through that until either it's downloaded lots or commit to spending lots of money on an annual basis for a key to make that message go away.  Anti-virus software might say the same. To get past the Windows SmartScreen dialogue:

  • Click “Read More” when the blue box comes up. This then tells you that the programme is from an unrecognised publisher.
  • Click “Install Anyway”.

To upgrade, re-installing in-place should work, even if it's currently running; it will ask to close the currently running version first.

Some programs which make use of Ctrl+Alt key combinations need to be restarted after installation so that they can detect that another application is now making use of the Right Alt key. This is due to the fact that deep inside Windows, when a keyboard layout includes an AltGr key, it's mapped to Ctrl+Alt.f you need to exit once it's started, find the Keyferret icon in the system tray (bottom right hand corner of the screen, you might have to click on “show hidden icons” to see it), right-click it, and select “Exit”.

If you used the Windows installer, you can uninstall it again by going to the Control Panel, “Programs and Features”, and selecting Keyferret.

While this is free to use, it's not free to redistribute (or at least not without asking me). So feel free to download it, but don't put it on your own website.  Thank you.