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    Sleep Button on Keyboard

    I have a stupidly designed keyboard that has a sleep button in a very weird place. I have inadvertently hit it quite a few times times now and cause a LOT of anger and frustration. Is there any way to disable or change the key assignments for the keyboard? Thanks in advance.

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    http://searchwinsystems.techtarget.c...040196,00.html

    That site shows you how.

    As well as the following:

    http://channels.lockergnome.com/news...0_and_xp.phtml

    the above is from lockergnome. A great site that has excellent daily newsletters that I subscribe to.. I get loads of information from the lockergnome newsletters.. I highly recommend it.

    Sometimes the keyboard maker themselves offer software or a driver that allows you to remap special keys... I know gateway and emachines both had/have software that does this.
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    Any idea what brand your keyboard is? Or the PC even?

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    Pull the Sleep key off the keyboard

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcraig
    cause a LOT of anger and frustration.
    I know how it feels.

    Quote Originally Posted by SupaStar
    Any idea what brand your keyboard is? Or the PC even?
    All I can think of is to try uninstalling any software that came with the keyboard.

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    If the sleep button is driven by third party software and not by the operating system itself you should be able to activate the controlling program and change the behaviour of individual keys including the sleep button.

    As already mentioned not running the software that drives the additional keys at startup would also be a good solution if you don't use any of the other additional keys.

    If the sleep button is driven by the operating system you can disable the service that allows such additional keys to function. The link below provides information about the service.

    Human Interface Device Access (if SP2 is not installed it is called HID Input Service)

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