New subscriber David Wiesner wrote me to report a problem he was having with mis-keying. Sometimes, the mis-key would cause severe problems:
Sometimes when typing I accidentally hit my Windows key, bringing up the start menu. Then my next keystroke brings up one of the options on the menu.
If I happen to select the option to shut down.
Many times I can simply cancel but sometimes (presumably when I type the keystroke that executes the command) it shuts me down so that I lose what I was working on..
How can I disable this feature?
I wrote back to say that I don’t know that he can override that standard Windows feature. I’m sure he could, if he could do Windows programming, but it would involve intercepting the "event" created by the pressing or releasing of the Windows key.
David wrote back to say that he had solved the problem, but in a non-programatic manner…
By the way the problem with the keystroke actions triggering the start menu and shutdown of the computer was solved by wedging the left Windows key in the up position so that
I don’t accidentally put the start menu on screen to begin with. Now all i have to do is to figure out how to keep the toothpick from rubbing against my palm and irritating it.
Ah, creative engineering at its finest…