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please could someone help me i need to disable a key
Several options discussed in the article you just commented on.
Ash: "the right shift key is sticking"
That sticking keys you mention may be the "StickyKeys" in Windows Accessibility options. This one and the "FilterKeys" always hit me when I get to a new computer. Somehow the worst thing you can do is to press cancel on it.
How to turn off Windows XP Accessibility feature before it triggers:
Open Start/Settings/Control Panel/Accessibility
Goto tab Keyboard
Disable Use of StickyKeys, FilterKeys and ToggleKeys
Disable Shortcut (under settings) for StickyKeys, FilterKeys and ToggleKeys
Goto tab Mouse
Disable Use and Shortcut for MouseKeys
I've downloaded and used KeyTweak. It is awsome. I have an IBM ThinkPad and I always accidentally press annoying internet.back and internet.forward when I meant to press arrow keys. I also made the Insert button just another Shift key. You can change any keys from numbers to punctuation to letters to F_ keys to other grey keys to specialty keys. The only key you cannot change or change something to is the Pause/Break. I wish I could change that one.
Thank you for helping me find this program.
Everytime I select the number 3 key on my number pad, it launches the DivX.com web site. I suspected perhaps a virus of some sort, updated my definitions and scanned my PC for viruses/spyware. This did nothing. Do you know of a potential solution to this most annoying problem? Thanks for any help you can provide.
I'd been looking for an easy way to map my Windows keyboard (that I have to use in my current job) to the Mac placements I'm used to. Also, reaching all the way over for the Control key with my pinky was starting to make my wrist hurt. I found my way to this article, downloaded Key Tweak, and 5 minutes later my keyboard is acting like I want. Thanks for the pointer!
Downloaded KeyTweak to change my Left Windows key to another ALT key. (Note, you have to use the Half Teach Mode to access a left windows key since it is not shown on KeyTweak's main keyboard map.) I'm working in Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign a lot and having pressing the windows key by accident (since it's so close to Alt) is super annoying. Now it's fixed! Thanks so much for suggesting KeyTweak!
I just made a small program, The Game-Hook, for disabling the Windows Start keys:
Perhaps this will help some of you :)
Here is a piece of software that you may find usefull. There's a free edition available.
When I hit the "single opening quote" (which is the lower case function of the tilde key, I get
`This is a test 09:30:55 Real time
Do you have any idea how I can get rid of this? It is NOT a macro. No function keys are used to get this message.
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