How To ....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mark-XP, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. Mark-XP

    Mark-XP Guest

    disable the windows key on my keyboard, in game play if you accidently hit it in game freezes the game and it is a problem.
    I have TweakUI/XP I got from MS website but can't find a way to fix this problem.
    Thanks , Mark :eek:
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Always Make Backups

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    Disable the Windows Key

    Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value, called "Scancode Map" and set it according to the value data below.

    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
    Value Name: Scancode Map
    Data 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

    & reboot

    :cool:
     
  3. Mark-XP

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    :( thanks but I'm new to XP and don't want to mess up the reg. after finally getting it to work .
    Got a new m/b cpu and had a power supply blow (to small) and killed my 60 gig drive and all 40 gigs of data on it so I afraid to mess the system up since it's running now.
    I'll have to figure out something else to fix it, a friend said get a pair of pliers and rip it out .... :rolleyes:
    not quit that bad yet.
    Thanks for the quick reply........
    Mark
     
  4. allan

    allan Guest

    Mark - while you are right to be cautious about editing the registry (especially if it's the first time), you need not be fearful ;)

    Just create a restore point or back up the registry manually (export) before making the change, and then go ahead and follow TwoZ's advice. If you take your time and do it carefully, you won't hurt anything. And the backup (or restore point) is your safety net.
     
  5. Mark-XP

    Mark-XP Guest

    ok I'll try ......
     
  6. Mark-XP

    Mark-XP Guest

    WoooHooo!!!!!!!!
    It worked :D :D :D
    Thanks ... you guys ROCK
     
  7. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Your welcome

    :cool:
     
  8. allan

    allan Guest

    There you go - you just did your first successful registry tweak. ;) Congratulations.

    Almost as satisfying as breaking 90 for the first time! ;)
     
  9. Mark-XP

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    hehe ...yep :eek:
     
  10. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Just what I was looking for. I keep hitting the damn winkey all the time. Total pain in the butt. :D
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Alot of games have it disabled, or an option to do so, but yeah, definatly feel the pain.

    Best ones are the ones that refuse to maximise again, or if they do go to 16 colours or so. It is always hours away from a save point too.
     
  12. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    You guys don't use the Windows key? :eek:
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Anyway to disable it from within HL2?
     
  14. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I use it but while I'm playing HL2 I might disable it. I hit 2 or 3 times a session.
     
  15. Un4gIvEn1

    Un4gIvEn1 Moderator

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    I had a friend who disabled his windows key by ripping it off of his keyboard... HAHA. He hated that thing. I can't live without mine. WIN+D, WIN+R, WIN+E I use them all.

    For those of you who don't know...

    WIN+D = Show/Hide Desktop
    WIN+R = Opens Run Box
    WIN+E = Opens Explorer
    WIN+L = Log off
    WIN+M = Minimize all Windows
     
  16. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I agree. It's an awesome key. :D
     
  17. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    use the attached program. Unzip the contents to a folder. Run the exe once to disable the win key and run it again enable it
     

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  18. LeeJend

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    I use the simple solution to the windows key. I buy keyboards that don't have one.

    :)
     
  19. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I use it, just not in games :p
     
  20. Glaanieboy

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    Very old keyboards I guess? :unsure: