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Windows 7: How to disable the CTRL key in windows?


18 Jan 2012   #1

xp and windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
How to disable the CTRL key in windows?

Hi guys, I have a wierd problem which I think is related to a dodgy keyboard. basically my customer has a G61-401sa laptop in which the Ctrl key seems to be constantly 'on' or pressed if you will. It's taken me a while to notice this ( through doing other things to her system) and in all honesty it isnt on all the time, however I noticed it yesterday after I was setting up her email and tried to paste her address into the required area (crtl +V) since then its on and off, more 'on' than off and I wondered if its possible to dissable the Ctrl key completely??
obviously at some point she needs to replace the keyboard but I know shes loath to spend more money on a laptop she's had nothing but trouble with (loads of problems since she bought it from currys but thats another story)
any idea's would be apreciated.
glenn


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18 Jan 2012   #2

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Hi Glenn and welcome to the forums

I have absolutely no idea whether this would work or not, it looks alright but I'm not testing it because I quite like my control key

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-xp-vista/

I would suggest making a full backup of the registry with ERUNT before trying anything:

ERUNT and NTREGOPT

Let us know how it goes!

Tom
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18 Jan 2012   #3

xp and windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi tom, and thanks for the info and the welcome, I've just installed a similar program actually and am curently testing 'Keytweak' that allows me to disable the control key, so I'll have a play with that first. Not sure how effective it will be if the problems mechanicla tho (i.e. the key sticks ) I'll keep you posted.
Once again many thanks for your input.
glenn
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18 Jan 2012   #4

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Hi Glenn,

You're most welcome Glad I could be of use.

Yeah, that sounds good to me, fingers crossed!

Tom
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26 Feb 2012   #5

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawie60 View Post
Hi tom, and thanks for the info and the welcome, I've just installed a similar program actually and am curently testing 'Keytweak' that allows me to disable the control key, so I'll have a play with that first. Not sure how effective it will be if the problems mechanicla tho (i.e. the key sticks ) I'll keep you posted.
Once again many thanks for your input.
glenn
I tried Keytweak on my HP Mini, and it worked! I turned off a defective Ctrl key, and am back in business. Thanks a million!!
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26 Feb 2012   #6

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarMech97 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawie60 View Post
Hi tom, and thanks for the info and the welcome, I've just installed a similar program actually and am curently testing 'Keytweak' that allows me to disable the control key, so I'll have a play with that first. Not sure how effective it will be if the problems mechanicla tho (i.e. the key sticks ) I'll keep you posted.
Once again many thanks for your input.
glenn
I tried Keytweak on my HP Mini, and it worked! I turned off a defective Ctrl key, and am back in business. Thanks a million!!
Hi CarMech97 and welcome to the forums

I'm glad you found it useful. Thanks for taking the time to say thanks It means a lot to me.

Tom
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