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Prevent Windows Key from Opening Start Menu in Windows 7

I want to disable the Windows key but not Windows+any key.

For reasons that I use some software to let Windows+other key to open some program, but when I press Windows key, it will pull out a Start menu which is boring me much.

How to disable it?

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marked as duplicate by Dave, BBlake, Diogo, HackToHell, Indrek Nov 9 '12 at 14:22

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

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You can use autohot key

I wanted to find a way to disable the start menu popup but still leave shortcuts like Win+R and Win+L enabled. I messed around for 2 hours trying to figure out a solution and finally stumbled on a 2-line solution:

~LWin Up:: return ~RWin Up:: return

This seems to work on both XP and 7. Haven't tried Vista, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't work.


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thank you very much – linjuming Nov 9 '12 at 14:16

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