How to Disable Specific Keys on Your Keyboard in Windows 10

Dave LeClair 11-12-2019

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The answer is clear: just disable that key!

  1. Download and launch the free tool called Simple Disable Key.
  2. Select the field labeled Key.
  3. Hit the key want to disable on your keyboard.
  4. Click Add Key.
  5. Choose whether you want the key disabled in specific programs, during certain times, or always.
  6. Click OK.

If you decide you want to quickly enable all the keys you currently have disabled, click Tools, then Enable All Keys. Also, make sure to click Options, and enable Run on Windows startup so that you’ll have always have your disabled keys in place.

What do you hit exclusively by mistake? Has it ever caused a problem for you? Let us know in the comments!

Related topics: Windows 10, Windows Tricks.

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    November 14, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    Useless tool, this is just a promotion. Program is on 15 day trial. Stupid website!

  2. David Glockner
    September 26, 2018 at 1:33 am

    This tool downloads fine, however it is going to request an update, and that update has a virus. Not to mention they want you to pay for it, and ask for a credit card....