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Windows 7: Windows Key Shortcuts - Enable or Disable

08 Jul 2013   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bobman View Post
Hi Brink,

I've been reading through this thread and tried to the registry settings, and they work well. A little too well. I noticed that it disabled ALL my Windows key combinations.

I'm curious ... is it possible to disable certain Windows keys (such as: Win-1, Win-RightArrow) and leave other Windows keys intact (such as: Win-E, Win-R)?

Thanks!
- Bob
Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but no. It's an all or none setting.


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08 Jul 2013   #31
Bobman

Win7 enterprise 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, that's what I thought. Thanks for the quick reply.
- Bob
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19 Oct 2015   #32
vishnusoman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I tried your fix. But no changes. Win+tab, Win+M, Win+L and Win+D works. But I cannot get Win+R and Win+E working. Any thoughts on this?
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19 Oct 2015   #33
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello vishnusoman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have any 3rd party program installed that may have disabled them.?
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19 Oct 2015   #34
vishnusoman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thank you for the welcome, Sir.

I installed Lenovo Service Bridge, Lenovo Solution Center and Adobe AIR today, because I am facing some other issues with my keyboard. Also I opted for Avast's free program for 20 days today, after which I was asked to restart the computer.

The funny thing is, I can get Win+R and Win+E to work using my wireless keyboard! Still these combinations do not work from on-device keyboard.
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19 Oct 2015   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hmm, odd that it'll work one and not the other. That seems to lead to some issue with the on-device keyboard.

If the on-device keyboard has any OEM software installed for it, then you might see if it may have anything in it's settings that could change or disable these keystrokes.
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19 Oct 2015   #36
vishnusoman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I had to download and install the drivers as the machine came with DOS. Since then it was working fine until today. There are some other problems, like the home key getting stuck or the touchpad getting stuck owing to the home key. I did not change any settings too.

I just uninstalled Adobe AIR and Lenovo softwares and restarted the system. But that did not fix the issue. Should I try uninstalling Avast, now?
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19 Oct 2015   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I don't think Avast would be the issue.

It's starting to sound like some sort of incompatible hardware or drive issue. Did you check to see if anything sticky may be under the keys causing issues?

If it was working fine before, then you could see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated when it did work may help.

System Restore
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19 Oct 2015   #38
vishnusoman

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have not disassembled my keys yet. Having something sticky under the Home button might be causing the 'getting stuck' issue. But the Win+R/E issue? It began today.

Downloaded the driver again from Lenovo's website and while trying to update the driver it says the driver I have installed is up-to-date.
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19 Oct 2015   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If an available option, I'd try system restore first.
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