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Bones #1 Posted Aug 27 2011 - 21:30

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It doesn't happen a lot, but sometimes you hit the Windows key by mistake when you're really trying to hit the "Alt" key to find out what tank is just around the corner... and suddenly get booted to your desktop for a few critical seconds.


Yeah, I did just that on el Halluf, and I finally got tired of it. So I did a five second search and found the simple fix, right in Microsoft's knowledgebase:


Windows Key Hotfix


Enjoy!

LifeSWiFTone #2 Posted Aug 27 2011 - 21:49

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Very cool thanks for the link.

MR_magician_PK #3 Posted Aug 27 2011 - 21:54

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thx for info +1

MeltedTracks #4 Posted Aug 27 2011 - 21:59

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or you could just take a screwdriver and pop it off when you play tanks :)

FumaKilla #5 Posted Aug 28 2011 - 08:57

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I use knife to pry off the windows key :D

LifePilgrim #6 Posted Aug 28 2011 - 09:51

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View PostFumaKilla, on Aug 28 2011 - 08:57, said:

I use knife to pry off the windows key :D

+1 for ingenuity

I'm ashamed I have to use my premium keyboard to disable that key  :facepalmic:

wargod87 #7 Posted Aug 28 2011 - 10:35

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One of the features i love about my G15 Keyboard is it has a switch which disables the windows key so you don't hit it in game :)

BenGrimm #8 Posted Aug 28 2011 - 12:07

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its easier just to pull the damn key out

JMFR #9 Posted Aug 28 2011 - 15:14

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Popping out windows keys since `98

FumaKilla #10 Posted Aug 29 2011 - 01:32

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View PostLifePilgrim, on Aug 28 2011 - 09:51, said:

+1 for ingenuity

I'm ashamed I have to use my premium keyboard to disable that key  :facepalmic:
lol, thank you :)

BrooklynBoy #11 Posted Aug 29 2011 - 12:10

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Remove the button, don't worry, you have the right windows key.

theshiyal #12 Posted Aug 29 2011 - 12:16

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View PostBones, on Aug 27 2011 - 21:30, said:

It doesn't happen a lot, but sometimes you hit the Windows key by mistake when you're really trying to hit the "Alt" key to find out what tank is just around the corner... and suddenly get booted to your desktop for a few critical seconds.

Yeah, I did just that on el Halluf, and I finally got tired of it. So I did a five second search and found the simple fix, right in Microsoft's knowledgebase:

Windows Key Hotfix

Thanks, I needed that.  Now I just have to figure out how to shut off the dum lil laptop top slidey mouse thing.  Not usually a prob for me but when my buddy plays on it (using his account of course) he's forever poppin off random shots, and cussing.  lol.

Gruenweld #13 Posted Sep 04 2011 - 20:41

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Windows key: The bane of gamers everywhere. Thnx for the link.

Lhomme_Du_Norde #14 Posted Sep 15 2011 - 16:33

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View Posttheshiyal, on Aug 29 2011 - 12:16, said:

Thanks, I needed that.  Now I just have to figure out how to shut off the dum lil laptop top slidey mouse thing.  Not usually a prob for me but when my buddy plays on it (using his account of course) he's forever poppin off random shots, and cussing.  lol.

If you use an external mouse; control panel, mouse, disable touchpad when external mouse is in use.  Done!  If not, hmmm...

KAZAM #15 Posted Sep 15 2011 - 19:08

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Thank you for this!

KaDaffiDuck #16 Posted Jan 08 2012 - 15:22

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Or be like me and buy a Logitech G-15 (witch has a switch to disable tje Windows key)or use I hate this key without destroying your keyboard.

FreeFOXMIKE #17 Posted Jan 08 2012 - 15:25

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View PostFumaKilla, on Aug 28 2011 - 08:57, said:

I use knife to pry off the windows key :D

lol me to did it when it gave my problems when I use to play CODMW

Ace_Smeghead #18 Posted Jan 09 2012 - 02:33

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View PostBones, on Aug 27 2011 - 21:30, said:

It doesn't happen a lot, but sometimes you hit the Windows key by mistake when you're really trying to hit the "Alt" key to find out what tank is just around the corner... and suddenly get booted to your desktop for a few critical seconds.


Yeah, I did just that on el Halluf, and I finally got tired of it. So I did a five second search and found the simple fix, right in Microsoft's knowledgebase:


Windows Key Hotfix


Enjoy!

Thanks Bones... stupid key gone for ever    :lol:

blitzr123 #19 Posted Jan 09 2012 - 20:41

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I actually super glued the button  :Smile-hiding: Plus I always use the right Windows Key anyways I cant remember a time I ever pressed the left one

BlasFemy #20 Posted Sep 07 2012 - 17:36

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View Postwargod87, on Aug 28 2011 - 10:35, said:

One of the features i love about my G15 Keyboard is it has a switch which disables the windows key so you don't hit it in game :Smile_Default:
I went to the website for that keyboard and found that it also has built in support for World of Tanks. Cool