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I Hate This Key Deluxe Edition

By Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review Staff Apr 20, 2009

For as long as there have been home computers, users have been frustrated by certain keys triggering unwanted commands. I Hate This Key aims to make life easier for these people by eliminating these commands.

This program's interface cuts directly to the cause of eliminating unwanted keystroke commands and does so in an intuitive, simple fashion. The entire program consists of five tabs that highlight different problem areas on the keyboard. Within each, users find simple check boxes that arm or disarm certain keys in specific situations.

For example, users can turn the Windows key off completely, or simply while they are playing a game to avoid unwanted opening of the Start Menu. The Lock Key tab allows users to customize Caps Lock and Number Lock keys so that they never work or work only when double clicked (you can even adjust the speed of double clicks). In addition, the power keys, the F-lock commands, and the computer's startup receive similar attention.

When dealing with something as confusing and complex as the macros your computer performs, one hopes the solution is simple. I Hate This Key provides users with a fantastic answer by whittling things down to the absolute basics and making the changes a cinch. We highly recommend this download for anyone frustrated by accidentally hitting commands on the keyboard.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1


Date Added January 29, 2009
Version 5.1

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 3,520
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Developer's Description

Tired of standard behavior of keys on your keyboard? I Hate This Key can customize any system-wide keys on any keyboard: Windows Logo key could be blocked at all or blocked only when you playing full-screen games; Windows Logo key combinations will be blocked too; Apps menu key; Caps Lock and Num Lock keys can be blocked or set to activating only when pressed twice or held down for a while; you will also be able to forbid deactivating of Num Lock; If you are tired to turn on F-Lock key manually on every computer startup, then this program will help you--your functional keys will work even if F-Lock is turned off. The program will disable Power and Sleep keys on your keyboard.