Disabling the Windows Key while in D2?

SnowDrake

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Disabling the Windows Key while in D2?

Is there a way to disable the windows key for when I play Diablo 2? (but not while I'm not in D2?)
 

Shadow_247

Diabloii.Net Member
Although i never tried this program personally, i was referred here by a friend. The program can disable a selection of keys, i think including that windows key. It is an XP/2000 only program, so I ended up modifying the registry, which leaves the key disabled/enabled unless i edit that and restart.
 

Yavanna

Diabloii.Net Member
1. Stick paper clip or coin under Windows key.

2. Apply leverage.

3. Do not leave detached key lying around or some well-meaning doofus may put it back.
 

Aristanna

Diabloii.Net Member
This is what I use

While it is possible to disable the windows key by modifying the registry, doing this leaves the key disabled all the time and requires a restart if you wish to change the behavior.

A better solution (if you are using Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or Windows XP) is to use the Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit, which you can download from Microsoft. This allows you to disable the windows key for specific applications (in this case Diablo II), while allowing the key to remain enabled for everything else.

To set this up after downloading the toolkit from Microsoft, follow the instructions on this page. The instructions provided are for playing FFXI, but you can simply substitute Game.exe (from your Diablo II directory) instead of Pol.exe and it'll work fine.
 

.sin

Diabloii.Net Member
i know there was an fancy little prog that did just that, disabling the Win-key, and nothing else. But darn if i could remember the name of it.
I'll check around on my HD's and see if i can find it.

rgds
.sin
 
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