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Windows 7: Any way to disable physical buttons on my keyboard?

16 Jun 2011   #1
yaco78

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Any way to disable physical buttons on my keyboard?

My keyboard has some really annoying buttons that open up my email, browser, dvd player, and calculator and I accidentally click them a lot. Is there a way I can permanently disable these buttons? I don't see any options under keyboard in my control panel. What other methods might there be?

So frustrating!


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16 Jun 2011   #2
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

superglue just a drop will do ya!
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16 Jun 2011   #3
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

You've got hotkeys enabled.
One way to disable them is to remove the keyboards vendors drivers, and revert to the standard drivers issued by microsoft. It should automatically do that.

If that doesnt work, a drop of superglue will do ya!
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16 Jun 2011   #4
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
superglue just a drop will do ya!
I tried this method.

I'm now walking around with a keyboard attached to my left index finger via the Caps Lock Button.
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16 Jun 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yaco78 View Post
My keyboard has some really annoying buttons that open up my email, browser, dvd player, and calculator and I accidentally click them a lot. Is there a way I can permanently disable these buttons? I don't see any options under keyboard in my control panel. What other methods might there be?

So frustrating!
Those are the addition features Toshiba has added and yes they can be disabled by going into msconfig and preventing the appropriate file from starting. You will have to do some research to find out which launches the "media buttons" on a toshiba
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16 Jun 2011   #6
yaco78

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Those are the addition features Toshiba has added and yes they can be disabled by going into msconfig and preventing the appropriate file from starting. You will have to do some research to find out which launches the "media buttons" on a toshiba
Actually I have an HP. I had a Toshiba before and I recall disabling their buttons, but I forgot how I did it. It couldn't have been too hard if I managed to pull it off lol.

As for the hotkeys, I use the Microsoft ones all the time, so I wouldn't want to disable them altogether. It's just these 4 or 5 buttons to the left of my shift, caps lock and tab buttons that launch certain programs and I can't stand it!

Are there any programs that can be downloaded to achieve this?

I found one called SharpKeys but I don't think it's properly compatible with Win7
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17 Jun 2011   #7
xarden

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Ok. I tried to disable some keys too...
I think I did it wrong...

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17 Jun 2011   #8
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Did the keyboard come with a program to change the default behavior of the keys?
You should be able to disable the keys through the program.
What exact model keyboard are you using?
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17 Jun 2011   #9
yaco78

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HAVOC View Post
Did the keyboard come with a program to change the default behavior of the keys?
You should be able to disable the keys through the program.
What exact model keyboard are you using?
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard with HP QLB

The computer is called HP Biscotti I believe.

I don't see any software that appears to be related to the keyboard. Maybe I'm not looking in the right places.

And very funny guys, I'm not looking to physically remove the keys lol.
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17 Jun 2011   #10
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

if its a microsoft ketboard then you want the intellitype software install it then configure the keys to do nothing.
http://www.microsoft.com/uk/hardware...px?category=MK
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