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How can I disable the Insert button?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by Anchundan, 14 Aug 2006.

  1. Anchundan


    Joined: 26 Feb 2004

    Posts: 956

    Location: China (Qinhuangdao)


    I'm using a US-style keyboard, which I bought out here in China. There are no UK keyboards out here. I've had it since April, and I'm still not used to it. I am forever accidentally hitting the instert button.

    There is no indication when Insert has been pressed (either on keyboard or on screen) and it overwrites text in absolutely every application, web browser, etc.

    It is soo extremely annoying. Does anyone have a solution? (Apart from superglue-ing the button!). Actually, if anyone has a way of re-mapping the Insert button to the £ symbol, that would solve two of my problems!!

  2. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,626

    Location: Shropshire

    just pop it off the keyboard :D
  3. TheVoice


    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,674

    Location: Glasgow

  4. A[L]C


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Maidenhead

  5. binaryknight

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,709

    could try playing with the region and language options, force the keyboard to uk and physically pop the buttons off and replace them to a more uk style layout?
  6. Anchundan


    Joined: 26 Feb 2004

    Posts: 956

    Location: China (Qinhuangdao)

    Thanks - I actually looked at the link on that page (the 'more advanced' link) and it exlpained a simple registry hack.


    I created a new Binary value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout, called 'Scancode Map' and entered the value :

    0000 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    0008 02 00 00 00 0E 00 52 E0
    0010 00 00 00 00

    It's done the trick!

    I just wish I could find the keycode for the £ sign - it's really annoying having to change the keyboard every time I want to insert that symbol!
    Last edited: 15 Aug 2006
  7. unknowndomain


    Joined: 18 Apr 2004

    Posts: 2,613

    Location: London

    Try typing in ALT and entering one of these codes on the num pad... 0163, or 156. It should generate the £ (pound) sign your looking for.