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 3.0, 31st May 2021. Copyright © 2015-2021 Andrew Swaine.

Designed for Windows 10.

Let me know of any bugs/incompatibilities.

Getting past Windows SmartScreen

Browsers might complain that it's not a familiar download. I'm afraid I can't prevent that without spending hundreds of pounds on an annual basis on an enhanced verification code signing key. Anti-virus software might say the same. To get past the Windows SmartScreen dialogue:

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

  • Click “Run Anyway”.

Other details

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. If 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.

This is licensed freely with MIT license. However, if you would like to host it elsewhere for download, while it is not a legal requirement, I would appreciate you letting me know.

If you like it, please pass it on, recommend it and generally help promote it!

Thank you.