How do you do....it? Thread, Keyboard buttons in Technical; Does anyone know how to disable the buttons on the top of some keyboards that open web mail, calculator, IE ...
30th September 2008, 02:45 PM #1
Does anyone know how to disable the buttons on the top of some keyboards that open web mail, calculator, IE and other things.
using stone computers running XP SP3.
30th September 2008, 02:54 PM #2
Is there a driver/software utility for the keyboard? Some I've seen only require this to be installed to make the extra buttons work - but the "normal" keyboard part works fine without it. You may be able to remove this and resolve the problem that way.
Thanks to sdc from:
majeeko (30th September 2008)
30th September 2008, 02:55 PM #3
30th September 2008, 03:04 PM #4
damn. no software came with the keyboards. the keyboard is: Microsoft basic keyboard 1.0a with a PS/2 connection
30th September 2008, 03:14 PM #5
I can send you some of our Y7 kids. They'll disable them in a couple of minutes
30th September 2008, 03:37 PM #6
You could remap the keys to something else like space with a script that alters the registry keys as shown here:
Remap the CapsLock Key or any Key in Windows XP, 2000, Vista and 2003 (includes the appropriate codes for it too)
Or you could try installing the Intellisync software which will allow you to alter them in a GUI type way.
Last edited by SYNACK; 30th September 2008 at 03:39 PM.
30th September 2008, 03:48 PM #7
TweakUI for XP will disable them - you should be able to capture the changes with a registry scanner and roll them out elsewhere. Might be handier as it would be global across any multimedia keyboard?
Explorer -> Command Keys in TweakUI and change all the actions on the relevant keys to "Do Nothing"
1st October 2008, 12:01 PM #8
gonna try this one. will let you know
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