Windows 7 set those Windows+Shift keys for moving windows to the other screens:

Windows logo (Win)+Shift+→ (Right Arrow) or Windows logo (Win)+Shift+← (Left Arrow) moves the window to the other side of the dual monitor setup.

How can I disable this? It conflicts with Emacs/org mode's keys, and I find it annoying.

  • I'm confused as to what shortcut you mean. Windows+Shift doesn't do anything for me in Win7... – Shinrai Oct 5 '10 at 14:28
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    @Shinrai : They are Windows-Shift-Left/Right. – prosseek Oct 5 '10 at 14:38
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    Oh, that's nice to know actually, thanks. Sorry I can't help at all with turning it off though. – Shinrai Oct 5 '10 at 15:11
  • It may be part of the video card driver - Intel cards have the most annoying ability to flip the display upside down just by accidentally pressing control and downarrow. – JohnnyVegas Dec 21 '14 at 1:33
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    Just a small note that 3rd party applications should not rely on Windows logo key. Complain at Emacs/org to get an alternative in Emacs. This way you will also help other Emacs users. – miroxlav Jun 30 '15 at 13:02

This site has a couple options you can try: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/5937-windows-key-shortcuts-enable-disable.html


You can use AutoHotkey to change keybindings (and much more), so that the shortcuts you mention have no effect.

The AutoHotkey script in order to disable the mentioned shortcuts would be something like:


# Stands for the Windows logo (Win)
+ Stands for Shift
Left/Right stands for the ← (Left Arrow), → (Right Arrow), respectively.

You just have to install AutoHotkey, create *.ahk (plain text) file with the script above and add it to your Startup folder.

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