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Power Toys: tools to tweak the behaviour of Windows
Part three of a five-part series of blogs
You can use these hidden gems to reassign or disable keys on your keyboard, detect pixel colours in a website, display a Windows short-cut key guide … and much more!
This is how I found Power Tools. I'd been trying for a very long time to disable my NumLock key, as I kept pressing it by accident (after which point the arrow keys irritatingly render as numbers instead).
You can see proof of this in this StackOverflow article (my original reply was dated August 2019).
Finally I found a way to disable the key: using the Power Toys keyboard manager!
Just click on the icon shown to change the way a key behaves.
You can then remap (or in my case, unmap) a key:
Now the Num Lock key won't do anything when I press it.
One final change I needed to make: for my Dell Precision laptop I made sure that the Num Lock key is always disabled on boot-up.
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