How to Add Menu Key to Your Keyboard Through Microsoft PowerToys on Windows 10

menu button on keyboard

Menu Key on Windows 10 Keyboard launches the context menu that appears when you right-click with your mouse button on the screen. Some keyboards have function keys but many don’t. In order to create your own Menu key, you can map the menu function to another key on the keyboard that you don’t use much often.

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In this guide, we will show you how to remap the menu key on the keyboard through Microsoft PowerToys on Windows 10.

Remapping Menu Key with PowerToys

Microsoft’s PowerToys, you can easily spare key on the keyboard and assign it to have a different function. We are going to show you how you can assign the Menu key’s function to a spare key on your keyboard.

First, you need to download PowerToys on your Windows 10 if you don’t have it already.

Next, launch it and click on “Keyboard Manager” in the sidebar then click on “Remap a key” on the right side of the window.remap a key with powertoys settings

In the “Remap Keyboard” window, click on the “+” sign under the “Key” to add a new key mapping,remap keyboard settings

Now decide which key you want to use as the Menu key. With the full-size keyboard, you can use the Alt key to the right of the space bar as you have an alt key on the left side and also because the menu key usually resides there. However, you can choose any key that works best for you.

After choosing the key, click the drop-down arrow in the “Key” section to select the key you want to use. We chose the “Alt (Right)” key. You can select any key you want to a key to assign as menu key

On the right, click on the “Mapped To” drop-down menu and select “menu” then click on the “OK” button.

You will be warned that the following keys are unassigned and you won’t be able to use them. Click the “Continue Anyway” button.continue anyway button to assign menu key on keyboard

The menu key function will be assigned to the Alt key on the right of the keyboard. Test the key by clicking anywhere on the desktop and then pressing the new menu key to open the context key will open context menu on the screen

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