Disable windows button?

By TimeParadoX ยท 5 replies
Apr 15, 2007
  1. Is it possible to disable the windows button on the keyboard?

    I keep clicking this annoying button when I play games and it ends up making me crash because of all the CPU usage it takes up because of all the loading it has to do when I go out of Half-life 2 and into my desktop :haha:

    Also do not tell me something like "Just take off the button" or i'll slap you :evil:
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook TS Rookie Posts: 320

    lol, I dont believe you can disable that button. Why dont you just be more carful in your finger placement? lol
  3. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Download X-Setup 6.3. Select X-Setup Default UI - For Power Users > Hardware > Keyboard > Enable Windows Keys.
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  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Thanks for program peterdiva but I can still use the windows button, Do you know any other ways to disable it?
  5. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    1 person likes this.
  6. I always disable the right windows key via the registry because I use those three keys, namely alt gr, windows key and menu key, for certain functions in a particular game. It doesn't disable the key altogether it just stops it from opening the start menu, which is what causes full screen apps to switch to the desktop.
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