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Disabling the Windows Key while in D2?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by SnowDrake, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. SnowDrake

    SnowDrake IncGamers Member

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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?)
     
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    Shadow_247 IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
  3. Yavanna

    Yavanna IncGamers Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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    Yavanna IncGamers Member

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    Remove the key entirely. It's ever so much easier.
     

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