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Registry fix for "stuck" windows keys while using RDesktop



Enterprising user Lazar Zoltan has discovered a registry tweak to disable the Windows keys (and thus avoiding the “stuck” key problem while using RDesktop.  This only disables the keys on Windows – not on the Amiga side.

You can insert the following into your Windows registry (Windows XP only) by pasting the text below into a file named Disable_Winkey.reg and then executing it on windows by double clicking.  It should automatically go into the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlKeyboard Layout] “Scancode Map”=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,00,00,5b,e0,00,00,5 c,e0,   00,00,00,00

If you want the “quick and easy way” then just download and unzip the file from this link:  Disable WinKey Registry.   Once unzipped just double click to run.  You may need to restart Windows.

Thanks Lazar!