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Basically when i accidently hit the windows key it minimizes my games. Is it possible to disable it?
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if theres not an option for it in the driver, just rip the left one off(I assume thats the one your hitting). I used to do that all the time.
    
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If your keyboard isn't capable of disabling it, I think the easiest way to fix it is to download software that can rebind it(like autohotkey) and rebind the key to something random that won't minimize your game.
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Any app that updates the registry with new mappings. I use sharpkeys. On American layout keyboards I rebind the left Windows key to backslash \. You can disable it too if preferred.

http://www.randyrants.com/2008/12/sharpkeys_30.html
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Here's a Autohotkey script I use for disabling your Windows keys. It uses the Scroll Lock key (which also gives you a visual confirmation with the LED to let you know if your Windows keys are on or off). It also generates and OSD message "Windows Key disabled/enabled."

Comments in the code are preceded with ";"
Quote:
;This function will generate a OSD (on screen display) with the text or variable that you place in the within the function.
;Example: OSD("Hello World") will display "Hello World" on your screen. This is generally used to give you a visual
;confirmation that a hotkey was activated. The various parameters are settings for the size, color, location of the OSD
;Keep in mind that OSD is not a built in function. It is actually custom function that calls a Progress window from the OS.
OSD(text)
{
#Persistent
Progress, hide W400 b zh0 CW000000 FM16 CTFFFFFF,, %text%, AutoHotKeyProgressBar, Backlash BRK
WinSet, TransColor, FFFFFF 255, AutoHotKeyProgressBar
Progress, show
SetTimer, RemoveToolTip, 3000

Return

RemoveToolTip:
SetTimer, RemoveToolTip, Off
Progress, Off
return
}
;Disable Windows Key with Scroll Lock State
;
;This particular function was written to give the user a quick way to toggle the Windows on/off. It also provides an on
;screen confirmation message and uses the Scroll Lock led state to indicate if you Windows keys are on or off. However,
;the Scroll Lock state will still be active when the LED is on. Some programs, such as Excel are affect by Scroll Lock.
;
;When Scroll Lock is enabled, Windows keys are disabled.
;
;To disable Windows key, but still allow Windows key shortcuts, uncomment the Soft Disable section below
;and comment out the Complete Disable section.
;
;
ScrollLock::
If (GetKeyState("ScrollLock","T"))
{
SetScrollLockState, Off
;Return Windows key to full function
Hotkey Rwin, DoNothing, off
Hotkey Lwin, DoNothing, off
Hotkey Rwin Up, DoNothing, off
Hotkey Lwin Up, DoNothing, off
OSD("Windows Key Enabled")
}
Else
{
SetScrollLockState, On
; Complete Windows Key Disable
Hotkey Rwin, DoNothing, on
Hotkey LWin, DoNothing, on
;For Soft Disable Windows to allow Windows key shortcuts
;Hotkey ~Rwin Up, DoNothing, on
;Hotkey ~Lwin Up, DoNothing, on
OSD("Windows Key Disabled")
}
DoNothing:
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post #6 of 7
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thanks guy i used this windows mr fix it and it is now disabled.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216893
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I use a program called ihatethiskey deluxe. It's a for pay application, but it's nice. It disables it when a full screen program is running.
    
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