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Those Irritating Keyboard Hot keys

By jroberts ·
Does anyone know a way to disable keyboard hot keys shuch as power, sleep, internet mail, etc? They are not in the registry, and the keyboards don't use drivers. And MS Knowledge base article Q302092 is a bit further than we want to go.

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by Ann777 In reply to Those Irritating Keyboard ...

There are ways to disable certain things. Look through the following link and links from there. These are registry changes that relate to locking down users computers:

http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBA/tip0000/rh0050.htm

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by Ann777 In reply to Those Irritating Keyboard ...

For keyboards that do have specific buttons for these things, they do have software drivers that add to the functionality. For instance HP has an additonal functionality set of keyboard buttons that may be programmed with a keyboard additional install that can be obtained from their site. If you do not want that additional programmability or functionality, remove or uninstall that part of the program.

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by jroberts In reply to Those Irritating Keyboard ...

Unfortunately, while HP has keyboard drivers to deal with this, we are dealing with Dell, and we have been unable to find any sort of download on Dell's site that helps us. The issue isn't as much locking down a users desktop as it is preventingan accidental key stroke or a notebook dropped on the keyboard from powering down a machine running critical processes, or corrupting databases with "hard" closes of the dbf utility.

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by Tech/Admin In reply to Those Irritating Keyboard ...

Would it work to go buy a standard vanilla cheapie keyboard that does not have the above extra keys or would that be to expensive?

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Those Irritating Keyboard ...

Due to our corperate ofice's affiliations, we are forced to deal with specific vendors. As our main supplier of computer equipment is Dell, we attempted to get replacement black keyboards to go with their new 8200 line of black CPUs and monitors. These were low-budget Belkin keyboards, generic 102 key by description. When they arrived they had more hot keys than the ones we were trying to replace! And while we could replace them all, it would be much easier to just disable them, as every computer we buy now will come with these keyboards, and any additional keyboard order will require yet another round of corperate justification. We would much rather find what appears to be an elusive fix, but it's looking more and more like we will be forced into trying another model of cheepie keyboards.

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by D_V Ant In reply to Those Irritating Keyboard ...

I agree with Tech/Admin. Splurge and spend the 8$ on a no frills keybd. Another option would be to call Dell's Tech support and ask them. After all, they have won awards for their support, have they not?

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by jroberts In reply to Those Irritating Keyboard ...

The no-frills keyboard is the way we plan to go, but I am still amazed that nobody knows a way to disable the internet and system hotkeys on a keyboard. (Which was my origonal question, and thus the reason I'm being a ******* and not handing out anypoints.;)

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by 1stladytech In reply to Those Irritating Keyboard ...

I am not familiar with this model of Dell, but most computers have a setting in CMOS to enable/disable power on and sleep mode from the keyboard. Check in CMOS, generally under advanced settings, and see if there is a disable option. Good luck andI hope this helps.

Vickie

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