How to use Windows registry to change keyboard functions.

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How do I use window registry to change how window interpret some keyboard codes? I have been having some problems when am typing with my laptop keyboard due to accidental pressing of some keyboard buttons and this is causing me a lot of headaches in fixing the errors. I want to disable some keys on my keyboard using window registry. What other safer ways or techniques in going about this?

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How to use Windows registry to change keyboard functions.



 Since Windows doesn't have a default setting to allow us to disable certain key, we will have to re-map the key to some  nonexistent manually ,which by doing so, will completely disable the desired key(s). What we need to perform is open regedit.exe and scroll down to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlSet / Control / Keyboard Layout

Here is how it goes:

  Now, you will see a lot of zero's next to the Scancode Map REG BIN. Ignore them, as their role is only to confuse. The 02 number stands for the number of keys you want to change, plus one. Here is how it looks like in the form of binary data 00000000 00000000 02000000 00003A00 00000000 . Download the registry tweaks here. Change the 02 number to number of keys you want to change, and next to it add the code that suits you, that you previously extracted from the zip file. Reboot your computer for it to take effect. To uninstall the changes use the uninstall registry tweak provided in the previous link.


Mathew Tand

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