Running Win7 Pro/64. Every time I accidentally hit AltGr + d (AltGr is the right Alt key), the "Fujitsu Display Manager" pops up, a utility that might be useful when it is called for but isn't when unintentionally brought up. This happens whatever program has the focus: browser, command prompt, even GVim. I guess I could solve this by just uninstalling the Fujitsu utility. Unfortunately, I'm the kind of person who wants to have control by understanding how things work. So I'd rather like to know how to disable the hotkey. Any advice?
I found the answer! While I suspected there to be some registry key that stores all hotkeys (and there actually might be some registry key that does), this is not the approach people seem to follow when dealing with this kind of issue. Rather, it seemed from this and other pages that hotkeys are entered via the properties dialogues of shortcuts (but not straight programs).
So all I had to do to solve this, it seemed, was to locate the start menu shortcut for the Fujitsu Display Manager, open its properties dialogue, and disable the hotkey. And indeed! Using Explorer, I navigated to
I still believe there must be a centralized storage for all those hotkeys, and I still think it's in the registry, so if anyone can point to that that's the answer I'm going to accept.
Update: I stopped believing in the registry theory. It seems that: "It's not stored in the registry. It's calculated at logon and kept in memory." This means file system scanning on every logon, and we all know such scanning is indeed occurring, so this scanning theory matches our experience. I haven't found a convincing explanation of why it is the way it is but the info I have is good enough for now. I still believe it would have been better to store the info in the registry but then I'm not a Microsoft programmer.
If you've got any programming experience, this isn't as hard as it seems.
You can use
However, I don't know of a solution suitable for non-programmers.