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I'm trying to lock down a kiosk PC and need to disable various 'Ctrl + key' keyboard shortcuts.
I started by disabling them individually using AutoHotkey...

^F4::return
^w::return
^+w::return
^Esc::return
^+Esc::return
;etc...

but keep discovering new ones shortcuts (did you know that 'Ctrl + Q' in IE8 displays a tab thumbnail page). So I tried to disable the Ctrl key completely using stuff like:

LCtrl::return
RCtrl::return
~Ctrl::return
^::return

with no luck.

Any ideas?

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How about Ctrl::return? –  Jamie Schembri Nov 22 '10 at 17:23
    
@Jamie. Tried that –  pelms Nov 23 '10 at 11:11
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3 Answers

For the standard shortcuts, refer to this list and setup a hotkey instance to override it. For example, I made an ALT & F4 hotkey, which would normally close the active window, and made it enter some text instead. It works:

ALT & F4::
Send foobar ; This line sends keystrokes to the active (foremost) window.
return

That only fixes each instance. To disable a key (ALT) by itself use:

ALT::Return

For more on that see this.

Watch out for other key combinations made possible by installed software/reg edits such as this video card instance.

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'CTRL::Return' doesn't work unfortunately. –  pelms Nov 23 '10 at 14:04
    
It does actually disable the key when pressed by itself. For key combinations such as copy or paste (ctrl+c, ctrl+v) you have to have separate hotkey instances for each (ex ctrl & c::return) See here: autohotkey.com/forum/topic65275.html –  Flotsam N. Jetsam Nov 23 '10 at 15:15
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You might take a look at Opera Kiosk mode.

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The easiest way to solve this would be simply to remap the control key to the shift key. That way, control+v becomes shift+v, which is rather less dangerous. It works on my computer.

Control::Shift
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