Windows NT Shortcut Keys disabled?


OSNN Newbie
25 Feb 2004

Had a client complaining that their Windows NT shortcut keys were not working. Said he had been using them for ages, and misses them. I checked it out and yes he was correct. He can't do a windows key+e for example. I'm connected to the same windows server, and my shortcut keys work fine.

Any idea how to turn these shortcut keys back on?

We're running NT 4 SP 6.

anyyoyo :)
ya, there's a tweak that dissables the windows key...I don't remember what it is...somone should be able to get to the bottom of this for you
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I could "really" use the answer! :D
here's the tweak to dissable the backwards;

Disable the Windows Hotkeys (All Windows)
This restriction allows you to disable the use of the Windows hotkey combinations that provide shortcuts to the Start Menu and task swapping.

Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value called 'NoWinKeys' set the value to equal '1' to enable the restriction.

Exit your registry, you may need to restart for the changes to take effect.

(Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
NoWinKeys REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)


Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Value Name: NoWinKeys
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)
before you do that, if you downloaded tweak ui, the option is in the explorer section

alsom the following should work also;

CREATE the DWORD value in the CURRENT USER...Explorer key (FIRST EXPORT THE EXPLORER KEY TO BACK UP PLEASE...MAKE A RESTORE, WHATEVER) NoWinKeys, and give it a value of 1. Close regeditor and reboot. Then go back and change the value to 0. Close regeditor and reboot
HMMMM I wonder if this will work to dissable the insert key and the caps lock key...hmmm

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