Remapping the Zoom Slider to Scroll Key on a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000/7000 Keyboard

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“Unfortunately, the Ergonomic keyboard config utility doesn’t allow you to change the settings for the centre zoom button. In order to do so, you will have to edit the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Intellitype Pro\commands.xml file manually. (For computers running the more recent Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center the path is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Device Center\commands.xml) or C:\Program Files\Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center” – Tog from superuser.com

 The Zoom keys in the commands.xml file are C320 for Zoom out and C319 for Zoom in.

You can use notepad++ and the Replace Dialog(Ctrl+F and select Replace tab). Check “Regular Expression” in the bottom left side of the dialog and use these to remap the zoom key:

Find what: <C319 .* />
Replace with: <C319 Type=”6″ Activator=”ScrollUp” />

Find what: <C320 .* />
Replace with: <C320 Type=”6″ Activator=”ScrollDown” />

Side note: the process is now called itype.exe. Close the process and restart it(Task Manager->File->Run new task-> “itype.exe”) for the changes to take effect.

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4 thoughts on “Remapping the Zoom Slider to Scroll Key on a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000/7000 Keyboard

  1. Marin

    I am not much into regex, but this caused errors with me.
    I followed this tutorial (only two manual changes required) and things worked: http://www.pchenry.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/77/Do-you-have-a-Microsoft-Keyboard-with-a-Zoom-Complex.aspx

    • Hi, thanks for pointing it out.
      I used the regex, because some programs refused to accept the global change (they owned custom profiles). Maybe they’ve updated something in the XML and that’s why you are getting errors.
      Glad you managed to make yours working!

  2. Pascal

    You also have to enable zooming in the keyboard control panel

  3. Great! Worked like a charm!

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