Monday, February 27, 2012

Disable the F1 key in Windows

I've been using Windows probably since 1994 and I would say I'm an above-average Windows user by now. If you are like me, you probably know that you press the F1 key to fire up Help documentation. But if you are like me, you are probably annoyed by this "easy-access" feature, because more often you need to press maybe the Esc key or the F2 keys, but you accidentally press the F1 key. Nothing wrong with that, but applications/software/programs in Windows then suddenly launch Help and it's usually huge and it takes time to load, and it just disrupts your work flow or train of thought or whatever you're doing. I hate it. So I wanted to disable it; and well, Google gives us the best solution (though this will need a little extra expertise for most people) from Check it out at