I found that some of my keyboard shortcuts somehow trigger open office 365 welcome window. I'm a heavy autohotkey user and it looks like it have something to do with alt+shift. I tried to remove office alltogether, but then new window in chrome spawns on keyboard shortcut suggesting me to buy office. Can I remove it somehow?

P.S. Here's the link to popup: https://www.office.com/?from=OfficeKey As you can see, from option is set to "OfficeKey". What is this OfficeKey then and how to change it or better completely remove?

P.P.S. As described here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/18/18683333/microsoft-office-key-keyboards-support it is added recently, and it looks like the reason in that I'm on developers edition of windows 10 with latest updates.

Here's the screenshot of browser popup: enter image description here

  • Is it possible that you have installed Office trial and now cannot get rid of the request for buying a serial? – harrymc Jul 4 '19 at 17:20
  • no, its only triggered when I press specific keboard shortcuts like alt + shift + l for some reason – sandric Jul 4 '19 at 17:41
  • Please add a screenshot of that windows. – harrymc Jul 4 '19 at 17:42
  • @harrymc added in description. – sandric Jul 4 '19 at 17:47
  • Alt+shift is used for switching input languages. If you only have one input language you can disable it. – harrymc Jul 4 '19 at 17:59

Just upgraded to Windows 1903 and hit this myself, seems Microsoft decided to assign the keyboard shortcut for the new Office App to Win+Ctrl+Alt+Shift! (aka HYPR key combination for QMK users)

Changing the open command for this keyboard shortcut to rundll32 resolved the issue for me. Using an elevated cmd, run the following command:

    REG ADD HKCU\Software\Classes\ms-officeapp\Shell\Open\Command /t REG_SZ /d rundll32
  • WOW you just made my day, thanks a lot! – sandric Sep 25 '19 at 17:27

I have no solution for this, but I am facing the same problem, so I opened an issue. Please upvote to Microsoft provide a toggle switch button allowing us to disable this "feature".


Thank you.

  • Is there a way to see that conversation not in ms hub application - having problems entering it, webpage? – sandric Jul 27 '19 at 19:48
  • Hi @sandric. Any solution? I had to change all my AHK shortcuts :/ Very annoying! – Luiz Gustavo F. Gama Sep 13 '19 at 15:49
  • Nope, you had no answer in ms hub? – sandric Sep 13 '19 at 18:22

jfrmilner's answer works, but doesn't disable the application-specific hotkeys.

How to Remap the Office Key on Your Keyboard.


It involves restarting Explorer, so it's not pretty, but it is a fix.

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