I want to use the key combination Win + Period for a custom script (using AutoHotKey). That hotkey is currently brings up a window with emojis. How can I disable that?
There are several posts that say that this can be done using regedit, but this does not work. I did try navigating to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Input\Settings\proc_1\loc_0409\im_1, but the key EnableExpressiveInputShellHotkey does not exist. I tried both navigating to the node where it supposedly exists for US environment and using Find, but it does not show up.
There is a property for IsUserAwareOfExpressiveInputShellHotKey and a PeriodShortcut property, but changing the value of these from 1 to 0 did not work either.
Since regedit does not actually fix this problem, is there any other solution?
Edit: I've discovered that Alt+Numpad1 displays a smiley face emoticon. This happens everywhere: in Word, Notepad++, Visual Studio. It seems like this is coming from Windows, since it happens in every application I've tried it in. Is this related to the Win+. hotkey? Is there a way to disable this one?