How to disable Airplane Mode "hotkey"


  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    How to disable Airplane Mode "hotkey"


    Hello, my friend has a laptop, and she keeps accidentally pressing a couple keys that makes her enter Airplane Mode, and that causes her to disconnect from a game she plays. I'm wondering if there is a way to disable the said hotkey?
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  2. Posts : 35,611
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    How can you disable a hotkey or hotkey combination? (assuming that's what you mean- which keys are you referring to?)

    You can do that with Autohotkey - free scripting language.

    Consider Win key + h - this launches Dictate on the desktop.
    Create a file called, say,
    disable Winkey h.ahk

    containing
    #h::return

    With Autohotkey installed, simply double click

    disable Winkey h.ahk

    Now Win key + h has no effect.

    Example from the help file:

    A key or key-combination can be disabled for the entire system by having it do nothing. The following example disables the right-side Win key:

    RWin::return

    The documentation provides a list of how to represent all the keys. (CTRL, Win, F1 etc)

    If you want an exe file, with Autohotkey installed, simply right click your .ahk file, click Compile- and lo and behold an exe file is created.


    Last edited by dalchina; 12 Sep 2019 at 05:14.
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  3. Posts : 11,671
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #3

    Flight mode & WiFi on/off keys are normally set up by the computer maker. I do not know of any shortcut key combination that is set up by Windows itself and there is no reference to one in Turn On or Off Airplane Mode - TenForumsTutorials

    Computer makers normally put a symbol on the key to indicate that it turns on/off WiFi or Flight mode.
    - If you do have such a symbol, as I expect, then check for guidance in the computer manual, the computer maker's support site & any user forums set up by the computer maker.
    - You might also find that there is a keyboard utility in the Start menu within a section named after the computer maker and, if so, this might provide a means of altering this particular key.
    Unless there is a method provided by the computer maker I do not think you will be successful.

    Denis
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  4. Posts : 1,513
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       #4

    dalchina said:
    Consider Win + h
    This launches Dictate on the desktop.
    Create a file ... containing *h::return
    That should instead be #h::return
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  5. Posts : 35,611
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    Typo corrected.
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