Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Disable The Esc Key In The Registry

Disable the Esc Key in the Registry

Many people find that they accidentally brush specific keys while playing computer games or running other programs. If you are frequently hitting the Esc key without meaning to, you can alter the registry files on your hard drive to prevent the key from working at all.


1. Power on your PC and wait for the operating system to load. Click on the Windows icon located at the far right end of the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Click on the "Programs" option and then choose the entry named "Regedit."

2. Click on the Search bar if the Regedit program did not appear in the list of program files. Type in "Regedit" and press the Enter key. Wait for the program to pop up in the list of search results and click on it.

3. Find the folder named "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" and click on the plus sign next to it to bring up a new list of options. Click on the plus sign next to the folder named "System."

4. Scroll down through the list of System options and click on the plus sign next to the folder labeled as "CurrentControlSet." Navigate down through the new list and double-click the folder named "Keyboard Layout."

5. Right-click anywhere on the white space in the right panel and choose "New." Click on "Entry" and then type in "00000409." Right-click on the new entry you created and choose "Edit Binary."

6. Change the binary values to read "00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 5B E0 38 00 00 00 00 00." Click on the "OK" button. Close the registry editing program and then restart the computer to make the changes permanent.

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