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I like Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard but I hate "FLOCK" key. It seems sometimes I push it by accident and then F1-F12 keys stop working.

For Example in Windows Explorer I try to rename file pressing "F2" but instead of that I involve "Undo" action. So instead of renaming files I have created previously just disappear! It's very inconvenient! I never use "Function keys" so can I somehow just have FLOCK enabled?

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Possible dupe:… – ernie Jul 11 '13 at 16:04
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I don't think you can disable the key, however, you could just replace the function on the key with a macro like so.

  1. Open Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center.

  2. Select Macro as the command and click the macro name to define a new macro:

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  3. Click Create a new Macro.

  4. Create a macro named F2 and insert a F2 key press into the editor:

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  5. Make sure the F2 macro is selected for the key.

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and repeat that for every key? – javapowered Jul 11 '13 at 14:25
@javapowered: Right – Oliver Salzburg Jul 11 '13 at 15:51

At this site, you can find a modified commands.xml file. To use this modified file, place it in the directory that Intellitype Pro is installed to (typically, this would be C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro).

If you wish to revert the changes, is included the original commands.xml file (just rename it from commands.original.xml to commands.xml).

Intellitype Pro is feature added software that allows a user to reprogram various keys on their Microsoft keyboard.

See this article that explains how to do this by registry editor.

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this example is very old and likely is not fully compatible with the latest version of keyboard driver, at least it seems so from the diff of provided file and one from my filesystem. – javapowered Jul 11 '13 at 14:30
@javapowered It should work. If you're really concerned, just backup the current commands.xml, try out Jason Tsangs, and if that doesn't work, restore the original. – ernie Jul 11 '13 at 16:08

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