My wife's computer died. She got my Surface Book and I got a brand new Surface Laptop 3. To date, my experience is significantly nicer than using a Surface Book on release day. Maybe I'll have a more in depth post about it later.

I'm setting up a Surface Laptop 3, and once again There is no right control key. But, there is a menu key next to the arrows that should have been a control. As a writer I almost always use control-right and control-left to pagination through words in a sentence. It works in word and in my web browser and everywhere else and was the primary reason I could never acclimate to using an OSX computer.

Anyway, I want to remap the key, so how do I do it? There is this great tool called SharpKeys to help. Get it from here, or grab the code from GitHub.

Launch the program:

Click the add button:

Click Type Key button on the left half of the screen. Now tap the 'menu' key on the keyboard. You should see something like this:

Click okay.

On the right side of the screen, find the "Special - Right Ctrl" option and select it. You can't select it from the keyboard since it isn't on the Surface Laptop's keyboard.

Click okay, and you should see your new mapping in the list. Click 'write to registry' and the app will tell you that you need to logout for it to take affect.

Logout or restart your computer and you'll be good to go.

In other news, why would anyone ever need a dedicated key to bring up the context menu?