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Same as title, want to kill alt-tab, etc.

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Autohotkey could remap many of them, but some are hardcoded, such as control+alt+delete, though you can remove any security concerns with the policy manager. – Phoshi Sep 12 '09 at 9:12
If you are doing this to stop users controlling their machines, please don't. Application creators who think they own my machine should have nasty things done to them. If you want to configure a system for a kiosk, use some software designed for that purpose (and don't try and reinvent the wheel). – Richard Sep 12 '09 at 9:13
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Check this reference,


Set to disable, Reset to enable.

You will also find apps like this one, but if it is a simple registry change,
it is better to skip executables for it.

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I am getting complaints that this is still allowing alt-tab in vista. – Oorang Sep 14 '09 at 19:10

Well, ask a question at a time, for the one in the title:

The registry below will work for windows hotkeys, if you are thinking of hotkeys for a particular window (application) then you just have to check the application's settings.

As for hiding title bars, it kind of seems you are looking for something like hideanywindow

If you want to do it yourself (coding) you can try having a go at reading the win32 API

To disable hotkeys:

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ Explorer] System Key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ Explorer] Value Name: NoWinKeys Data

Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value) Value Data: (0 = disable restriction, 1 = enable restriction)

found at: pctools

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@Ric, the question does not suggest interest in hiding titlebars. – nik Sep 12 '09 at 4:40

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