Seriously, Microsoft?


Categories: GeekStuff

Problem: The “Windows Key” is annoying.

Microsoft’s Solution

Now, look at “Type 00000000000000000300000000005BE000005CE000000000 in the Data field, and then click OK.” Nevermind that the Edit menu has no Add Value option. Cut and paste are disabled for this process.

You can’t paste that value in. They really do mean type.

Note: Every other vendor in the world puts settings like this in their keyboard settings, preferences, control panel, or whatever. Only Microsoft thinks that tweaking keyboard behavior requires manually entering a 48-digit hex number without the ability to cut or paste.

Comments [archived]

From: kaji
Date: 2012-03-27 12:11:16 -0500

this is the reason i have a keyboard WITHOUT a windows key; it saves alot of effort ^^