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Easy WinKey Blocker

By Sardine Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

As its moniker suggests, this one-trick pony effectively disables the Windows logo keys on your keyboard, but don't expect any other extras. Easy WinKey Blocker docks on the system tray and provides users with the quick option to completely disable the left and right Windows key, but that's the extent of this program's configurability.

The program immediately disables both left and right Windows logo keys. Why would someone want to disable these keys? It's because hitting Windows keys causes deactivation of full-screen windows. Many full-screen games or applications are forced to minimize or switch to a smaller window upon hitting WinKey inadvertently.

It would be nice, though, if the program automatically loaded at startup. All in all, power gamers and users who reviled Windows Key will find Easy WinKey Blocker a great addition to their system.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added March 19, 2007
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework v1.1

Popularity

Total Downloads 1,153
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Do you hate it when you accidentally hit the Windows Key on your keyboard and it interrupts or crashes another program you are using? Now you can use Easy WinKey Blocker to solver that problem. Easy WinKey Blocker is a small program that sits in your System tray gives you quick access to Disable and Block the Left, Right or Both Windows keys.