How do I Disable Win + Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10?
Modified on: Thu, 30 Jan, 2020 at 9:23 AM
Microsoft added a lot of new keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 and sometimes you may want to disable some of them. The most common keyboard shortcuts can be some combinations of WIN KEY (Windows) and other keys, such as Win + R, Win + E, Win +X, etc. Now if these shortcuts bring inconvenience, follow these steps to disable Win + keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10.
Method 1 Disable Win + keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 through Group Policy Editor.
1. Type gpedit in the Search and then click Edit group policy. This will open Local Group Policy Editor:
2. Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer. Find Turn off Windows + X hotkeys on the right-side pane and double click on it:
3. Check Enabled > click OK:
4. Restart the computer to make the settings take effect. Then Win + hotkeys will be turned off in your Windows 10.
Disable Win + keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 with Registry Editor.
1. Press Win + R to bring up Run dialog box. Type regedit > click OK. This will open Registry Editor:
2. Navigate to the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer. Right-click on the blank empty area on the right-side pane > click New > select DWORD (32-bit)Value for key creation:
3. Rename the new keyas NoWinKeys and double click on it. Set its value to 1 > click OK:
4. Close Registry Editor and restart the computer to make the settings take effect. Then Win + hotkeys feature will be disabled.
NOTE: Once you disable the keyboard shortcuts using either of the methods above, Win + X key combinations will be unavailable in your Windows 10 until you choose to re-enable them.