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I have an ASUS Windows 7 home edition that has hot keys or short cuts turned on that make typing on the computer almost impossible. How do I turn of these extra keyboard short cuts or features?

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Can you be more specific as to what you mean? What hotkeys? Usually you have to hit the Fn key or something... –  Shinrai Mar 21 '11 at 22:46
    
I am not hitting a Fn key, but typing and find data automatically deleted or other options I did not intend. It appears to have some type of quick keys embedded when purchased. Both ASUS computers new, different models, 64 bit, Windows 7 home edition. This is not a virus, but a feature that appears to be turned on, hope this helps. –  JohnG Mar 21 '11 at 22:59
    
I've never used an ASUS branded machine but I can't think they'd be stupid enough to have key SEQUENCES of just letters and things bound to hotkeys. You must be hitting some kind of modifiers keys...or I'm going nuts. –  Shinrai Mar 21 '11 at 23:07
    
Thanks, I am sure it is a combination of Shift key and something else, really a problem thanks. On the internet I find a number of complaints about Windows 7 Short cuts/hot keys /mouse functions but not help. Apprecaite the effort. –  JohnG Mar 21 '11 at 23:09
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Found a note elsewhere, that suggested turning the mouse pad sensitivity down, that my palm may be toudhing the pad. It seems to work better now. –  JohnG Mar 21 '11 at 23:19

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Check the Windows registry for the AppKey key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey

Rename the AppKey key to something like AppKeyX to disable all the app keys, or just rename the numbered subkeys you wish to disable

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Also check to see what is in

HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\MobilePc\HotStartButtons

Rename HotStartButtons or the numbered subkeys you wish to disable.

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This may not disable all the hotkeys but should get most of them.

Make notes of this so you can re enable them later if you need to.

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