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How do I disable some default keyboard shortcuts on laptop ?

by stick joe / July 18, 2009 12:34 PM PDT

My laptop is :
HP Compaq Presario CQ50
Windows Vista Home Premium

I'd like to disable most of the factory built in keyboard shortcuts. I've Googled this and can't find anything.

Is there any way to do this?

Reason - I'm tired of accidently hitting a shortcut as I type which then produces all sorts of annoying things like backspacing over text I just typed and then pasting in something new - it's annoying; this happens a lot too because I hit more than one at a time by accident. This is why I need to rid most of the default built in keyboard shortcuts, so when I hit more than one key at a time, I don't have to sit there saying, "Now what. I'm tried of this happening."

Anyone know?

Btw, I don't want to make new keyboard shortcuts - I just want to disable most of them for good and not replace them.

Thanks for any help.

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Update - still need answer to this
by stick joe / July 22, 2009 5:22 AM PDT

Still need an answer to this question of mine above.


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Seen These Articles?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / July 22, 2009 6:34 AM PDT
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Here's the fix and an explanation......
by stick joe / July 23, 2009 10:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Seen These Articles?

To Grif (who replied) and anyone looking for a solution to this -

Of the 2 links you provided, the one at msdn provided the solution, however only 1 of the several ways to accomplish it listed on the msdn page actually worked. The registry fix on msdn which worked was this one :

To disable the Windows logo key

* Add the following registry keys to your run-time image.

You can use regedit or create a component that adds these values.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ Keyboard Layout

Name: "Scancode Map"

Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value)

Value Data: "00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 5B E0 00 00 5C E0 00 00 00 00"

Griff, thanks for that link btw. Grin


This cured the issue for the WIN key, now what I need is how to disable shortcuts which use CTRL and/or ALT keys. Although I DON'T want to disable all of them, just certain ones - I'd like to keep CTRL+ALT+DEL for example.

Anyone know how?

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