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Windows Button Disabler

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by Garrett, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. Garrett

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    I’m having trouble whilst playing game I keep accidentally keep hitting the windows key and find myself exiting the game, which at the wrong time you could end up dead.
    I was wondering if anyone knew of a place to go for a free program to temporary disable it.
     
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    A flathead screwdriver? :)
     
  3. Garrett

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    Watch it I saw what they did with one in C.S.I. tonight :D
     
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    Pop the windows key out with the screwdriver.
     
  5. Garrett

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    I only want to temporary disable it whilst playing games not permanently. What’s more isn’t there still the thing what the key sits on may still be touch so bringing the Windows screen up.

    The must be a program out there that does it.
     
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    Having hands the size of shovels, I was always pressing the wrong key and inadvertently exiting games until I came across the Belkin nostramo keypad, a ten key mini programmable usb keypad which works in conjunction with the standard keyboard.
    This unit enables me to play almost any game without EVER having to look at the keyboard for non wasd keys and includes a four way rocker and throttle wheel - all accessed with one hand.
    At £24, its a mite pricey given the size of the unit but I consider it the best gaming accessory I'v ever bought and now cannot live without it!
     
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    http://downloads-zdnet.com.com/3000-2347-4641644.html?tag=list

    it's a little odd to set up, but it works a charm in winXP.

    unzip the files and run the setup.exe first. make sure "shut down WinKey Killer when run a second time" is checked. Then all you have to do is run winkey kiler once to disable the keys, and run it again to re-enable them. Simple.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I had a cheap Dell keyboard that I picked up for a fiver at a show which this never happened. I liked it but recently whilst typing or even in games it would stop working. So I had to pull the plug out and reinsert it. This happened on 2 MB’s so I got a Logitech Navigator which is the bees knees but for some reason now I keep hitting the Windows key.
    Thank again for the tips and I have just downloaded the file James which took all of on second.:smashin:

    Hope other readers of the thread will find it helpful.
     
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    glad i could help:)
     
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    I use XP Pro and if you hit the Windows key it only Pauses the game and minimizes it to the Taskbar.Click it again on the Taskbar and the game resumes no probs.
     
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    It maybe OK if playing a sigle game, but what happens if you are playing an online game? And the other gamers are attacking you.
     
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    Yeah, I got really annoyed with this at work, and just popped the Windows key (as well as that right-click button thingy) off the keyboard. Depending on the make of keyboard, you might still be able to press the Windows key with the key-cover actually removed. Works for me. I don't accidentally hit the key anymore, but the plastic bit underneath is still there if I ever need to hit it.

    But I like the idea of being able to disable it, so I might try that with my home PC when I get a chance.
     
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    james

    Could you tell me how to work the program, as I have unzipped it and clicked on the thing you mention but it does not seem to run.:blush:
     
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    1) unzip the file's contents into a folder - i'll use "c:\winkeykill".

    2) run "wkksetup.exe" first and the setup menu will appear. make sure "disable the windows key" is checked and uncheck any other keys that you dont want disabled.

    3) make sure "shut down WinKey Killer when run a second time" is checked. when your happy with the options, press ok.

    4) run "wkeykill.exe" to disable the selected keys. to re-enable the keys, run "wkeykill.exe" again.
     
  15. Garrett

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    :blush: Sorry James I must have clicked it twice as I have been doing that, and I went back and did it again and it worked.:rolleyes:

    :smashin: :smashin: :smashin:
     
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    lol. sorry, i gotta laugh at that:)
     

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