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X1 Yoga - disable physical windows button?

2016-02-25, 9:18 AM

As per title - is there any way to disable the physical windows button that opens the start method on the x1 Yoga?

 

It really gets in the way when trying to use the device in tablet mode.

 

Thanks,

Frankie

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Re: X1 Yoga - disable physical windows button?

2016-04-22, 18:12 PM

I've been searching for a solution to this issue as well...  accidently touching that button is extremely annoying when resting your palm on the screen to write something.   =(

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Re: X1 Yoga - disable physical windows button?

2016-05-27, 15:12 PM

Me too. Furthermore the button triggers by itself time to time and it's very annoying. 

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Re: X1 Yoga - disable physical windows button?

2016-06-03, 21:57 PM

I have the same issue when using the machine in tablet mode.  There must be a setting somewhere.

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Re: X1 Yoga - disable physical windows button?

2016-08-17, 3:55 AM

http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/threads/how-to-disable-the-physical-windows-button.60663/

 

this worke for me

 

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Re: X1 Yoga - disable physical windows button?

2016-10-04, 9:02 AM

I'm using Windows 7, I ran a search for "filter keys", found it in the Ease of Access section, and enabled the filter keys.  That is working to stop the Windows menu from popping up while the computer is running...

 

But (1) it doesn't prevent the capacitive Windows button from waking the computer when it is asleep, and (2) it makes the keyboard unusable. So this is not a viable solution.

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Re: X1 Yoga - disable physical windows button?

2016-10-12, 22:36 PM

Have you tried defining the below registry value to disable the physical Windows Button? Note: It will also disable all other WinKey input... onboard keyboard, external keyboards, etc.

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]

"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,5b,e0,00,00,5c,e0,\

  00,00,00,00

 

It's not exactly the most elegant solution, but...       <Lenovo? Are you listening?>

 

More Info:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/216893

 

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Re: X1 Yoga - disable physical windows button?

2016-10-13, 4:38 AM
This is a good partial solution. I wrote a similar answer on another thread of the same topic, but using a freeware program called KeyTweak that makes the edit a bit easier. This does remap the button functionality to Null so it doesn't get in the way when drawing, reading, etc. in tablet mode, but it doesn't really disable the button. In my case, the button still wakes the computer while sleeping in my backpack, so it is only partial in that sense. And of course, for people who actually want to use the Windows key on the keyboard, this is not a good solution. It's the best one so far, though. It's clear that Lenovo is NOT listening.
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