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innomen
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10/9/2011 5:31:30 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Does anyone know how to disable a key's function? My personal laptop has a delete key in a very stupid and inconvenient spot; right next to the return key that my little finger sometimes hits by accident, and I've lost entire paragraphs. There are two such keys on the keyboard, the other delete key isn't in the right place either, but it's better than this other one. So I'd like to just disable it, but not tear the key off the laptop.
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10/9/2011 8:56:49 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
As the system in booting hit F2 to go to Setup. From there click 'System Configuration' then 'Function Key Behavior'.
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10/9/2011 1:49:55 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/9/2011 8:56:49 AM, DanT wrote:
As the system is booting hit F2 to go to Setup. From there click 'System Configuration' then 'Function Key Behavior'.

That assumes he has the same computer (that's to say, the same BIOS) as you do.

First, find out how to get into your BIOS. Maybe that's hitting <F2>, <ESC>, <DEL> or something else. Then look around and see if your BIOS supports disabling keys. Hopefully DanT's instructions work for you, though. You may consider pulling the <DEL> key out. LOL (unless you need it to get into you BIOS of course).
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Logic_on_rails
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10/10/2011 3:42:38 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/9/2011 5:31:30 AM, innomen wrote:
So I'd like to just disable it, but not tear the key off the laptop.

My friend actually took off all the keys on his Department issued laptop as it meant he could remove the frame and lighten his school load. The keys are all fully operational, so tearing it off is obviously not the solution.

I don't know how to fix your problem though.
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10/10/2011 9:23:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/9/2011 5:31:30 AM, innomen wrote:
Does anyone know how to disable a key's function? My personal laptop has a delete key in a very stupid and inconvenient spot; right next to the return key that my little finger sometimes hits by accident, and I've lost entire paragraphs. There are two such keys on the keyboard, the other delete key isn't in the right place either, but it's better than this other one. So I'd like to just disable it, but not tear the key off the laptop.

Try sticking something underneath the key like press stick. That should work.
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JustCallMeTarzan
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10/11/2011 12:44:50 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/9/2011 5:31:30 AM, innomen wrote:
Does anyone know how to disable a key's function? My personal laptop has a delete key in a very stupid and inconvenient spot; right next to the return key that my little finger sometimes hits by accident, and I've lost entire paragraphs. There are two such keys on the keyboard, the other delete key isn't in the right place either, but it's better than this other one. So I'd like to just disable it, but not tear the key off the laptop.

You could conceivably try alt-z to recover your missing paragraphs. Other than that, I think this (http://www.autohotkey.com...) program will let you remap it.
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10/11/2011 1:01:18 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/11/2011 12:44:50 PM, JustCallMeTarzan wrote:
At 10/9/2011 5:31:30 AM, innomen wrote:
Does anyone know how to disable a key's function? My personal laptop has a delete key in a very stupid and inconvenient spot; right next to the return key that my little finger sometimes hits by accident, and I've lost entire paragraphs. There are two such keys on the keyboard, the other delete key isn't in the right place either, but it's better than this other one. So I'd like to just disable it, but not tear the key off the laptop.

You could conceivably try alt-z to recover your missing paragraphs. Other than that, I think this (http://www.autohotkey.com...) program will let you remap it.

Don't you mean ctrl-z?
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