Hi, Thank you for posting your query at Microsoft community. Seems to me someone at Microsoft could include in an update the option to disable the key. I can't even type a document without triggering a hotkey. Step 4: Close Registry Editor and restart Windows 10 to make the settings take effect. If you want to disable Caps Lock, double click on Scancode Map to edit the value. Please let us know if it helps or if you want further assistance. Microsoft collects typing, writing and speaking data to improve how Windows 10 interprets our input.
If you are fed up with accidentally making your text capitalized thanks to the Caps Lock key, it is possible to disable it with a Registry tweak. Thank you for these suggestions. But win+x still brings up the same menu as right-clicking the start menu. Caps Lock Key is present in every computer and it helps user to use capitalized letter or block letters. But please do bear in mind that any wrong step in the Windows Registry will cause the system to crash.
Step 1: Right-click on the Start button on the taskbar to see the power user menu. Microsoft collects browsing information, user habits, app purchases and other data to help it market its own products to us and to help third parties market their products to us. If you have connected multiple keyboards, you need to disable one by one. But, even if you bought a retail license you are still being monitored. These are the , and they are very useful.
For example, pressing the keyboard sequence Windows+R opens the Run dialog box; pressing Windows+E starts File Explorer. Close Registry Editor and reboot the machine. I'm having the exact opposite problem - my windows key quit working a few weeks ago, and nothing works to bring it back. Run dialog box will appear in the bottom left of the screen. If you don't want to mess with the registry, you can use AutoHotkey along with IfWinActive statements to define actions for different programs for example, you can have multiple definitions for the same hotkey, but they will only fire for the given IfWinActive program.
Select Always option if you want to turn off the key for always and for all programs. The problem with this is the win+key shortcuts work regardless of which application is active. However if you are comfortable editing the registry, we might be able to disable the key. I request that there is a Fix-It made for Windows 10, you are generating much aggro from gamers on this point, a large set of your consumers. Unable to lock computer If you are unable to lock your Windows computer, you need to ensure that DisableLockWorkstation has a value of 0. You can also do it this way if you have Windows Pro or Enterprise, but just feel more comfortable working in the Registry. To disable the Windows key, follow these steps 1.
When you attempt to do so the game window collapses and reassignment does not occur. Or a more intelligent fix perhaps, an option to disable the windows key, when a program is running full screen or for while playing video games specifically. You could use this as a trial example. I would like to inform you that disabling the Windows key is not recommended by Microsoft. Map Windows key for some important action in the game. I disabled the key, then opened Word and tapped it — what do you know, a 3 appeared. Also, you might be interested in reading the article That's it.
Thank you for your reply. . I would like to inform you that disabling the Windows key is not recommended by Microsoft. Step 3: Right-click on the keyboard entry, click Uninstall device option. Use your judgment to decide what permissions you allow.
Are you sure this fix works for Windows 10? How it works So, to disable the Caps Lock key, we need to set the Scancode Map parameter to the value 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00, 02,00,00,00,00,00, 3a,00,00,00,00,00 The 02 section indicates the length of the data to change. Double-click on it and select Enabled. Now the confirmation message will appear on the screen, click Yes to disable Windows key. Step 2: Launch Simple Disable Key, select a language. As commenters pointed out, some like the one pictured include a button to disable the key. To reverse the changes, just log on with the account you changed, fire up Registry Editor again, and delete the NoWinKeys value you created.