How do I disable the appskey (right click context menu key) on my keyboard?

hucker

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How do I disable the appskey (right click context menu key) on my keyboard? I have no need to (and I don't know why anyone would) right click using the keyboard. And I keep hitting it while typing a capital letter (when I miss the shift key), which brings up a menu and either stops me typing or causes me to select something I didn't want to on the context menu. Oh for the days when keyboards had less keys and you could use the gaps to orientate your fingers!
 

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Lottiemansion

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Hi,

If you have the desktop space use an external keyboard & mouse!
 
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hucker

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Hi,

If you have the desktop space use an external keyboard & mouse!
This is not a laptop, it's a desktop. And I don't want to change keyboard, I like this one.

Hello hucker,
I am learning still, but, have you tried this ? HERE: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/77881-windows-hotkeys.html
That only applies to key combinations involving the windows key. I'm talking about the key on the bottom right of the keyboard, just to the left of the control key. The one that opens a menu like right clicking with your mouse does.
 

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MilesAhead

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You can disable it using a one line AutoHotKey script that sits in the tray.

You can download the latest AHK here:
AutoHotkey_L

I recommend the AutoHotKey_L variant as it has new features.

Anyway this is the script:

AppsKey::return

That's it. Compile it. Drag a shortcut to StartUp folder so it will start when you log on. Every time you hit the Application Menu key, nothing will happen. It just "eats" the key.

edit: btw in case anyone is reading, AutoHotKey_L should work on XP or later Windows. You can compile 32 bit or 64 bit programs with it. The interpreter engine is compiled into the .exe. So if you get an av program flagging it, that's why. It sees a script engine in the .exe.
 

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hucker

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Thanks, that works perfectly!
 

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Yard Dog

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Excellent.. Great fix.. sheesh.. you guys are soooooo smart.
 

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    Acer E181H ([email protected]) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
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MilesAhead

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MilesAhead

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Excellent.. Great fix.. sheesh.. you guys are soooooo smart.
Ok, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. There's got to be a "but" or I've got to be the "butt" of the joke eventually. 'fess up what you're really thinking!!!

 

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hucker

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Excellent.. Great fix.. sheesh.. you guys are soooooo smart.
Ok, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. There's got to be a "but" or I've got to be the "butt" of the joke eventually. 'fess up what you're really thinking!!!

No, your fix worked easily and perfectly. You receive a pat on the back (or wherever you prefer pats).
 

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MilesAhead

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Excellent.. Great fix.. sheesh.. you guys are soooooo smart.
Ok, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. There's got to be a "but" or I've got to be the "butt" of the joke eventually. 'fess up what you're really thinking!!!

No, your fix worked easily and perfectly. You receive a pat on the back (or wherever you prefer pats).
I was just teasing Yard Dog. He knows I'm bein' factious. :)
 

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hucker

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Oops! Return under warranty! CTRL + APPSKEY is also doing it. Turn off please!
 

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MilesAhead

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Oops! Return under warranty! CTRL + APPSKEY is also doing it. Turn off please!
Read the help file for hotkeys and modifiers.
 

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hucker

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I had a look, but I can't se anything in the help file about TWO keys at once.
 

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MilesAhead

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Look in Hotkey topic Custom Combinations and Other Features
 

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hucker

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Got it, thanks!
 

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