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or just learn to play.
is this actually an issue ?
It is very much an issue
I got used to the windows key. I have never, ever, by mistake pressed the windows key while in-game or in any other app. And, I'm a frequent user of WIndows + D shortcut. I guess this post then is not for me. :)
I always just disabled it with a butterknife.
I'm way too lazy to do this.
I have a G19, which means I get one of the fancy winkey locks that Logitech puts on its gaming keyboards.
However, I rarely use it, because I very rarely hit that key accidentally.
The G11 I have, which is the cheap ass version of the G19, without the screen etc, still has the same switch. I keep it locked because I never use the windows key anyway.
I've had the same keyboard for more than five years, and I literally just noticed what that damn switch does. It's been on forever. I feel really stupid for not understanding why the shortcuts didn't work.
My IBM model M keyboard predates the infernal Windows key. 1986 FTW!
DAMN, a year older than I.
I have the Razer app on my pc and that disables windows keys for me automatically
if youre not resting your pinkey on the ctrl button, youre doing it wrong
Unless you're left handed, in which case the Windows key can be a real pain.
Haven't got a true set of WASD fingers if the pinky doesn't rest naturally on the ctrl key on any keyboard.
I use my thumb. :|
You don't have to lose the shortcuts that use the windows button. Simply add ~LWin Up:: return~RWin Up:: returnto your autohotkey script, it will disable the button when it's used on it's own but allow shortcut use
That's good advice. Let me try it!
Edit: I've added it in! I'm embarrassed I didn't think of that.
I'm glad I could help :)
Or you buy a Razer keyboard with a game-mode key :)
Windows key is so important, my last keyboard didn't have one and I missed it.
So many useful Window+ keys out there
Dont remove it, deal with it! XD
Anyone that finds themselves in that situation should remap Left Alt to the Windows/Super key. You don't often need 2 Alt keys anyway. I can't think of any game I have played that uses Left Alt (and it probably could just use another anyway).
Breaking it off the keyboard does the trick for me.
This is how I disable the Windows Key:
That's so gangsta.
Or just get a screwdriver and tear that puppy out, like I did with the useless 'sleep' mode button on my keyboard.
I actually never hit the Windows key accidentally when I try to crouch.And I need the windows key alot, for example to lock my pc, to show run, or to open a new explorer window. Also, on my Zowie Celeritas I only have to press two keys and the Windows key turns into a second ctrl key :)
I don't know, I never ever clicked on the windows button by mistake. Guess the hand fits the keyboard
Never accidentally pressed it.I found it aggravating that some games completely disabled alt + tab, so I just windows + d it.I hate it when the key is disabled.
I do it in a different way.Here's how I disable the Windows Key.https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Meh all I press is FN + F10 and it turns it off
Logitech G710+... yeah I'm good ^_^
Thanks, but it's still pretty easy to remove the key with a flat screwdriver. LOL. If the game is not a poor console port, then it's also easy enough to map the WASD keys to the cursor arrow keys to avoid the problem. Maybe my next keyboard will have the obviously popular windows lock key.
Why would I want to map the WASD to the cursor arrow?
But then again who even presses the Windows button accidentally, I never heard that problem before.
map WASD into arrow keys, BLASPHEMY!
I'd rather not make a keyboard look ratchet.
Do you guys EVER update your website and instructions for PRESENT operating systems?
No, no you don't.
PC Gamer is as negligent as any other 'PC' magazine or website.
No, because then they would loose the ability to add spam the shit out of you?
LOL hitting Windows key while playing game? xDWhat's next?How to disable power button?
its simple you take the key that was there and remove it then smash it with a hammer because it has no use
It can do several tasks that you may even need in the future, its not an useless button, or else it wouldnt be there ^^
The windows key WASN'T there for years. Computers worked just fine without it. There are VERY few times when I wish I had it on my keyboards. Most of the windows key shortcuts aren't that useful.
and yet i and no one i have ever met in person has ever found a actual use for it.
Maybe you don't know many people that spend much of their time around computers. It's the shortcut for lots of helpful features and functions on Windows, and is often quicker than attempting to do the same thing with your mouse.
and again don't care
on my Lycosa i can just press the razer logo and hit the windows key and it will disable it
Holy crap haha, the more you know...
But seriously, I never knew I could do this so thanks I guess :)
Never knew my Lycosa could do this. Thank you. Awesome.