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JoyToKey is a utility that allows you to control anything on the scale from Web browsers to Windows Explorer, by using Windows joystick.

Why should you give JoyToKey a try?

It is a known fact that to control your computer, you need your keyboard and mouse. However, there is also a joystick that can imitate the work of both a keyboard and a mouse if you have proper software at hand. JoyToKey is a lightweight tool that allows you to control your computer using a joystick.

You do not need to install the utility; however, you need to connect the supported device so that the app loads. The software supports up to 16 joysticks.

JoyToKey allows you to create several configuration files so that you can load one in no time.

The configuration includes 32 buttons, 6 axes, and 2 Point of View (POV) switches for each of the joysticks.

When it comes to mouse emulation, JoyToKey handles both buttons and wheel. Besides, it can also adjust mouse movements and wheel rotation.

It needs to be mentioned that the utility supports an automatic association with target apps; this means that the configuration file switches automatically when the target app changes.

Main features:

  • Virtual joysticks.
  • No installation required.
  • Button alias.
  • Lightweight.
  • Switch across multiple key assignments.
  • Define priority amongst joysticks.
  • Up to 16 joysticks supported.
  • Change the location of configuration files.


To sum everything up, it is safe to say that JoyToKey is a useful tool that allows you to use your joystick to control your computer.

What's new in 6.3 version?

  • Support repeat and toggle click in mouse absolute movement mode.


More info

  • Last Updated: 2019-10-04
  • Developer: JTK software
  • Homepage: joytokey.net
  • Version: 6.3
  • File size: 919.93 KB
  • Downloads: 2,672
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: JoyToKey_en.zip
  • MD5 Checksum: 479803e91b68887ace211eec3eb0e80c