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  • How I can disable the INSERT key, the way that IT WILL NEVER work again?
    This function starts by itself, causing too much troubles when I am writing a Word document. I know that press the key will stop the function, but it keeps activating by itself again and again, and that is super annoying
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  • "MariaPosada" wrote in message news:8c2d7e33-24bb-406c-b692-1f33cc537ba6...
    How I can disable the INSERT key, the way that IT WILL NEVER work again?
    This function starts by itself, causing too much troubles when I am writing a Word document. I know that press the key will stop the function, but it keeps activating by itself again and again, and that is super annoying
     
    If it’s activating, then you must be pressing the key to do so – probably intending to hit the Delete key instead, since they are almost always adjacent keys.
     
    On my laptop they are actually the same key, so the problem cannot occur unless I need to have the Fn Key depressed for some other purpose.
     
    I know of no way to do what you want, except possibly physically disabling the key.
     
    You could try posting in a more appropriate forum, such as the Office Answers forums.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 2:07 PM
  • This can be accomplished by setting a registry entry "Scancode Map". For a documentation of this feature see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463447

    These dwords should do it:

    00000000 00000000 03000000 000052E0 000070E0 00000000

    For more scancodes: http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/1/161ba512-40e2-4cc9-843a-923143f3456c/scancode.doc

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 4:20 PM