The keyboard.xml file controls how Kodi reacts to keypresses, that is it determines what action is mapped to what keypress. There are two main reasons for modifying keyboard.xml:

  1. You want to change the standard key mappings because of a personal preference
  2. You are configuring a Media Center remote control that sends keypresses

You can edit keyboard.xml using any text editor such as Notepad++ in Windows or gedit/nano in Linux. The location where the file should be located after creation is in userdata

There is a more detailed discussion of the keyboard.xml file. This article is focussed on the gory details of editing it.

Keymap Editor is a GUI for configuring mappings for remotes, keyboard and other inputs supported by xbmc. Note: existing user defined key mappings will be removed.

1 Installing

To install this add-on you must do so from the Add-on manager from within Kodi by going to:

  1. Settings
  2. Add-ons
  3. Install from repository (v15/v16) / Get add-ons (v14)
  4. Kodi add-on repository
  5. Program Add-ons
  6. Keymap Editor
  7. Install