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coldinertia
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How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

Hi, I have a Pavilion dv6 3006tx.

I have all these strange "hotkeys" on my laptop doing non-standard things. It's pretty confusing, Alt-F4 doesn't work anymore, for instance, since the F4 key is now a monitor key. How can i make it so all the F1-F12 keys just be F1-F12 keys by default, and I can use the other function by using the fn toggle?

I would also like to disable these so called "action keys". I keep pressing the calculator key when I intend to crouch in a game (ctrl key).

Help, thanks.

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coldinertia
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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

No one? really?

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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

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Key Instructions

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02035108&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_US...

 

 

Please try the instructions from the link I put in and let me know if that helped you or not.

 

Thank you.

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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

I also found the on-line manual for your system, it may have good information on the key functions

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02162059.pdf

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coldinertia
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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

Excellent! Thank you so much!

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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

I found a specific way to disable the calculator key as you requested.

It means going into the registry so be careful, I would normally recomend you back it up before you change anything.

You can also use 3rd party SW to change the function of the key, but here is how to do what you requested, tread carefully when in the registry.

Please let me know if that works for you.

 

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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

Ohh this is even better. Thank you so much!

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coldinertia
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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

So I'm doing the registry trick. The calculator key is now disabled, but the other keys seem to be less straightforward. They're not simply pointing to an application. Is it safe to simply delete them all? Want to make sure before I proceed.

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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

Here is the reg tweak for the side one-touch keys (that is what they are called)


Email Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Appkey\15 "Association"="mailto" ; Delete/Change the string value "mailto"


Internet Key: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Appkey\7 "Association"="http" ; Delete/Change the string value "http"


Calculator Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\18 "ShellExecute"="calc.exe"; Delete/Change the string value "calc.exe"


Mediasmart Key: HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\MobilePc\HotStartButtons\2 "Application" = "C:\Program File(x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe"; Delete/Change the string value "C:\Program File(x86)\Cyberlink\PowerDVD9\PowerDVD9.exe

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Re: How to disable hotkeys & action keys?

This registry tweak doesn't work for the  Internet key on my DV6 3108.

 This model also has a Print key which I can't work out how to disbale either.

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