I know there are a ton of questions like this, but I'm having a slightly more specific problem...

I want to disable a couple specific windows 10 hotkeys (specifically, any hotkeys that are modified by [WIN]+[SHIFT]). The usual answer for this problem is to use AutoHotkey, but the problem is that the entire reason I want to do this is because the windows hotkeys are interfering with my existing AHK scripts.

For example, Win10 has build in [WIN]+[SHIFT]+[LEFT], which moves the current window to the previous monitor. But my monitor setup is not one dimensional (i.e. I have monitors to the left and right as well as above and below), so I've written an AHK script to move to the monitor that is adjacent to the current monitor in a given direction and bound it to [WIN]+[SHIFT]+[DIRECTION].

The issue is that, while AutoHotKey captures the key press and performs the action correctly (i.e. moving the window), when I release either [SHIFT] or [WIN], the start menu opens. AutoHotKey usually masks the Window key, except it doesn't when it is modified. The problem only occurs when I try to use a [WIN]+[SHIFT] combination, not when I modify it with [CTRL] or [ALT]. I'd like to try to disable the [WIN]+[SHIFT] hotkeys built into windows and see if that helps.


I am not sure that a way exist to disable specifically WinShift, but a way exists to disable the Windows-key itself :

  1. Run regedit
  2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  3. Right-click and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value
  4. Name the new key NoWinKeys
  5. Double-click it and assign ot the value 1.
  6. Sign off and on again, or restart your PC.

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