Solved How can i disable the context menu key on my keyboard?

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August 30, 2014 at 16:00:49
Specs: Windows 7 64 bit, AMD FX 6300 \ GSKILL 1600 DDR3
Hi,

I'm wanting to disable the context menu key that sits to the left of my Ctrl key - not the Windows key, but the context menu key ('right-click' context menu key). Not all keyboards have them, but many Win PC keyboards do. It sits right in a place where my palm often brushes it while typing and it stops my typing and opens a right click context menu. If there is not a way to do this natively in Windows, I'm wondering if there is possibly third party software that would allow me to do it?

I'm running Win 7 64 bit.

I have a Corsair K70 mechanical gaming keyboard but it has no software with it.

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August 31, 2014 at 15:47:57
Snapfiles hosts a lot of freeware programs. This one jumped out, but there are no user reviews. The sites editor has given it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars:

http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshot...

I've never had a problem with snapfiles downloads and they warn if the software comes bundled with crapware.

Here's a list using "keyboard" as search filtering for freeware titles:

http://www.snapfiles.com/downloadfi...



#1
August 30, 2014 at 18:26:00
There are free programs that can do this, such as this one:
http://mapkeyboard.download.hdttp.com/

As well as remapping you can select "disable".

I can't vouch personally for this program but I assume the vendors website above is likely to be the safest place to get it from.

EDIT: It's a very small zip file with an exe inside it. I get the impression that it just runs from the zip without an install.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
August 31, 2014 at 14:47:58
The program might work, but it's shareware. I'm looking for a free simple solution - I don't really want to pay for a program to disable one key

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#3
August 31, 2014 at 14:58:07
Oh, they are telling porkies then.

Well, I've no personal knowledge of a program that does this, although I did see several around that "claimed" to be freeware. I could Google but doubt I would do any better than you would. Good hunting.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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August 31, 2014 at 15:47:57
✔ Best Answer
Snapfiles hosts a lot of freeware programs. This one jumped out, but there are no user reviews. The sites editor has given it 3 1/2 out of 5 stars:

http://www.snapfiles.com/screenshot...

I've never had a problem with snapfiles downloads and they warn if the software comes bundled with crapware.

Here's a list using "keyboard" as search filtering for freeware titles:

http://www.snapfiles.com/downloadfi...


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#5
September 2, 2014 at 02:12:11
Thanks btk1w1, excellent! Exactly what I was looking for. Simple, free, and effective. That did it!
cheers

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#6
September 2, 2014 at 03:17:10
You're welcome.

Thanks for following up.


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