How to Disable Specific Windows Key Shortcut in Windows

May 18th, 2017 by Admin Leave a reply »

How to disable a certain global shortcut key that conflicts with an application-specific hotkey? Sometimes or even frequently though, you may activate a hotkey accidentally? In this tutorial we’ll show you a simple way to disable specific Windows key shortcut in Windows 10, 8 and 7.

How to Disable Specific Windows Key Shortcut in Windows?

  1. Press the Windows logo key + R combination to open the Run box. Type regedit and hit Enter.

    regedit

  2. When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  3. Right-click on the Advanced key in the left pane, and then select New -> String Value from the context menu.

    new-string-value

  4. Name it DisabledHotkeys, and set its value data to the characters of hotkeys you want to disable.

    DisabledHotkeys

    For example, set it to S. This will disable Win + S, Win + Shift + S, and other shortcuts that using Windows key and the disabled characters you specified.
    Set it to SA to disable both Win + S and Win + A hotkeys.
    And so on.

  5. Reboot your computer and the hotkeys you specified will become disabled. If you want to restore the original hotkeys to work, just delete the DisabledHotkeys value and you’re done.