How do I disable the Super key?


I have a non-UEFI HP laptop running Windows 10.

My F keys have a variety of functions on them, and I have to press and hold Fn to access the actual F1-12 functions.

My F1 key has a little question mark on it. When I press it, it opens a new tab in Microsoft Edge and searches in Bing "how to get help in windows 10".

This is completely useless to me (especially as I use Chrome) and I keep pressing it accidentally. How would I go about disabling it?

From what I've read I need to go into the BIOS and change some settings, but I'm struggling with accessing it. I've tried doing an Advanced Restart, and the option to access my BIOS is missing. I've held F2 at boot, but that only takes me to system diagnostics. Can anyone please help...

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I’d like to lock the screen. I want to disable the home key and only use the back key. How do I accomplish this?

Disable Home Key

i am trying to create a lock screen and for that i need to disable the home button.. i found the following code, its recommended by many and I tried it: @Override public void onAttachedToWindow() { th

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I want to disable the Super key, when I press Super nothing should happen.

How can I do that?

You can change that in Compiz.

Install compizconfig-settings-manager

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Hit Alt+F2, type about:config and hit Enter to open the Unity configuration.

Change or disable the shortcut for Key to show the launcher as you like to free your Super key:

Execute the following command and then log in Unity desktop environment again.

dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/show-launcher '""'

In Ubuntu 12.04 and later:

gconftool-2 --set "/apps/compiz-1/plugins/unityshell/screen0/options/show_launcher" --type string ""

Just putting the following lines into your ~/.Xmodmap and then log out and log in Unity again.

keycode 133 = NoSymbol keycode 134 =...
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There are times when we use our Ubuntu systems for playing games, watching movies, or working on applications in full screen mode, and what we really don’t want while doing these activities is to accidentally trigger any form of distraction. One such distraction is the opening of Ubuntu’s Unity Dash when the Super (Windows) key is mistakenly pressed.

Of course, you can permanently disable the key to make sure that nothing happens when it is pressed, but that’s not the best solution given all you want is to prevent the key from doing anything when an application is running in full screen mode. Thankfully, there’s now a way – although not official – to disable the Super key only for full-screen apps.

Please note that the solution we’ll be discussing here has been tested on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

The tool that does the trick in this case is nothing but a small python script written by an AskUbuntu user Serg. To download and set up the script, execute the following...

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I'm working on a gnome-shell extension and I can't get the linear-gradient to work properly (or at all, in fact). The GTK documentation or this post state that we should be able to use something like this:

label { background-image: linear-gradient(to top right, blue 20%, #f0f 80%); /*OR*/ background-image: -gtk-gradient (linear, 0 0, 0 1, color-stop(0, @yellow), color-stop(0.2, @blue), color-stop(1, #0f0)); }

But it doesn't work, the gradient doesn't show up.

So far, the only way that I can get a gradient is if I use these undocumented properties:

label { background-gradient-start: rgba(255, 0, 0, 1); background-gradient-end: rgba(0, 255, 0, 1); }

The problem is that I need to use the linear-gradient function to fine tune the gradient. Is it...

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public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu)
MenuInflater inflater = getMenuInflater();
inflater.inflate(, menu);
return true;

public boolean onOptionsItemSelected(MenuItem item)

switch (item.getItemId())
Intent intent = new Intent(this, SettingForm.class);

Intent intentR = new Intent(this, ReminderForm.class);

Intent intentH = new Intent(this, HelpForm.class);

Intent share = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
share.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "Name of the thing to share");

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In Ubuntu (Unity), the Super (Windows) key is used to open Unity Dash. Accidentally pressing the Super key when playing fullscreen games can be quite annoying, because Dash covers quite a bit of the screen, so you can't see what's going on, and it also switches the keyboard input from the game to Unity.

If you've gotten used to using the Super key to open Dash and don't want to change it, you can use a Python script, created by

Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy



, which

automatically disables the Super key from opening Unity Dash, if there are any fullscreen windows

. Note that the script has only been tested in Ubuntu 16.04.

The script does not disable Super key combinations, so for instance, Super + L will continue to lock the screen, etc. Only opening the Dash is disabled, which is triggered by pressing the Super key alone.

You can check out the script code



To download the script and install it in...

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Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.

Outside of a few standard layouts, truly customizing the layout of your keyboard is typically harder than you might expect.

by Leo A. Notenboom, © 2003

How can I disable my "Windows" key? Or for that matter, remap my entire keyboard?

If your needs are "standard" then the approach while well hidden is pretty easy. However if you want a truly arbitrary mapping this is one of those areas that you'd expect to be a lot easier than it turns out to be.

By "standard" I really mean "something that Microsoft has already thought of". That boils down to two things: a predefined set of foreign keyboard layouts and the Dvorak keyboard layout. (Dvorak is an alternative to the standard QWERTY layout that you can read much more about here.)

If you want to do something non-standard though, things get very interesting and possibly complicated.

For some types of changes such as...

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In this article we will see how Windows 10/8/7 treat Prefetch and SuperFetch on Solid State Drives. Yesterday we saw how Windows treats Defragmentation on Solid State Drives. Before we start, let me make it clear that it t is not a good idea to disable SuperFetch or Prefetch when using traditional Hard Disk Drives – but for Solid State Drives, it is different!

SuperFetch, Prefetch & SSD in Windows

Every time you run an application in your PC, a Prefetch file which contains information about the files loaded by the application is created by Windows operating system. The information in the Prefetch file is used for optimizing the loading time of the application in the next time that you run it. SuperFetch attempts to predict which applications you will launch next and preloads all of the necessary data into memory. Its prediction algorithm is superior and can predict which next 3 applications you will launch by what time in a day.

In short SuperFetch and...

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