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Disabling "F" Keys Windows XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by jg5141, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. jg5141

    jg5141 Thread Starter

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    Hey does anybody out there know how to disable the function keys in windows XP? Such as the F1 key opens up the Windows Help Dialog and I want to disable that feature.

    Thanks in Advance
     
  2. Elvandil

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  3. jg5141

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    Thanks but I am actually trying to completely lock down one user account with as little or no access to any software as possible so I am looking for some sort of registry Hack to disable the F1 thru F12 keys.
    Unless this will possibly work across User Accounts, I dont necessarily want to disable them from the Administrator account but if I have to do it to all accounts and not just one I will

    Thanks
     
  4. Elvandil

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    No idea whether any of these things will work across accounts. I suppose it may be possible to use a keyboard driver, if there is one somewhere, that is for a very old keyboard that doesn't even have F keys, a "97" key board, for example.

    Then again, it may be necessary to run some sort of logon script for the specific accounts you want disabled. Why not just disable the programs you don't want used?

    Sorry to be so vague, but I'm not sure where to go with this at all, as you can probably tell. This program looks interesting:

    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/ihtk.html
     
  5. Big-K

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    As far as I know, function keys have been around on PC keyboards since at least the time of the IBM PC.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    LOL. Yeh, I know. Talk about grasping at straws, huh?
     
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