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Windows 7: Disable Shift Click on taskbar

04 Nov 2009   #1

Disable Shift Click on taskbar

Is there a way to disable opening of a new program when clicking on it int he taskbar while holding shift? I use shift for VOIP programs as a push to talk key while multitasking so this makes it annoying.

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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello SevenUser09

If you install AutoHotKey you can create a script with this code. This will disable shift clicking to open a new instance.

+LButton::                      ;  Shift + LButton hotkey.
    MouseGetPos,,, win          ; Get window under mouse.
    ; If this window is the taskbar,  mode:="", otherwise mode:="{Blind}".
    mode :=  WinExist("ahk_class Shell_TrayWnd ahk_id " win) ? "" : "{Blind}"
     Send %mode%{LButton Down}   ; Click  down, filtering out Shift if mode="".
    KeyWait LButton              ; Wait for button to be  physically released.
    Send %mode%{LButton Up}     ; Click up.
Hope this helps.
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