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Trying to deassign the "windows key"


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Is it even possible?

i want to re-assign it solely for the purpose of switching desktops with the program "yod3d" (freeware that gives 4 desktop surfaces in a cube that can be swapped at will)

i personally think this will be a much more handy use for the windows key, instead of popping up the start menu when i accidentally hit it lol. itll actually give me a reason to use the thing!

also, wasnt sure what forum to post in, so i figured this might be a start....

thanks in advance :)

Cc

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Is it even possible?

i want to re-assign it solely for the purpose of switching desktops with the program "yod3d" (freeware that gives 4 desktop surfaces in a cube that can be swapped at will)

i personally think this will be a much more handy use for the windows key, instead of popping up the start menu when i accidentally hit it lol. itll actually give me a reason to use the thing!

also, wasnt sure what forum to post in, so i figured this might be a start....

thanks in advance :)

Cc

See if any of these is what you are looking for:

http://webpages.charter.net/krumsick/

http://www.sellsbrothers.com/tools/#scancodeMapper

http://www.randyrants.com/2008/12/sharpkeys_30.html

manually:

It is possible to change the behavior of the different keys on the keyboard by changing the scancode map. This can be used to disable the Windows-key so one is not thrown out of your favorite game, when by accident have pressed the wrong key.

The change the scancode map, so the Windows-key is disabled add/update this binary value:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]

"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,5b,e0,00,00,5c,e0,\

00,00,00,00

For those who wants to know the meaning of the above values here goes:

00,00,00,00 Header: Version. Set to all zeroes.

00,00,00,00 Header: Flags. Set to all zeroes.

03,00,00,00 3 entries in the map (including null entry).

00,00,5b,e0 Left Windows Key (0xe05b) -> Disable (0x00).

00,00,5c,e0 Right Windows Key (0xe05c) -> Disable (0x00).

00,00,00,00 Null entry.

To also disable the Shutdown key, one would extend the Scancode Map, so it has 4 entries where the fourth entry becomes ACPI Power Key (0xe0f6) -> Disable (0x00):

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]

"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,5b,e0,00,00,5c,e0,\

00,00,f6,e0,00,00,00,00

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/archive/w2kscan-map.mspx

http://forum.soft32.com/win4/Disabling-Win...pict215607.html

http://www.northcode.com/blog.php/2007/07/...-Use-As-A-Kiosk

Google for "scanmap" for more examples/apps.

jaclaz

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Sometimes it's only the choice of words that makes the difference:

if you google for "deassign key" you find nothing (if not the present thread :whistle:), if you do it for "remap key" you find lots. ;)

Happy it worked . :)

jaclaz

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