As in the title: How can Alt+F4 be disabled in Windows 7?

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  • why do you need that?
    – phuclv
    Mar 29, 2015 at 17:06

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AutoHotKeys is good but I workarounded it much more simply with a remapping of the windows key with a small utility called SharpKeys. It can simply map F4 to another key with a very intuitive interface.

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    This is more low level and performs better than AHK. (+1)
    – TechLife
    Mar 29, 2015 at 17:23
  • Works marvelously for physical keyboards. It does not seem to be working for disabling on-screen keyboard keys. Nov 12, 2015 at 17:34

You can use a simple AutoHotkey script:

# Remaps Alt+F4 to "no action"
  • +1: AutoHotkey can even mow your lawn and solve world hunger.
    – surfasb
    Sep 12, 2011 at 0:34
  • @surfasb: :) cannot live without it! Currently I'm using it for enhancing CMD.EXE, moving and hiding windows, switching monitors, switching tasks, capturing screens, keyboard logging, ....
    – PabloG
    Sep 12, 2011 at 1:29

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