A number of times, I prefer to use the
Windows key on the keyboard to create shortcuts, especially to applications which I use frequently.
However, Windows has a default set of keyboard shortcuts that it maps to various applications and those key mappings can’t be changed. A few examples are Cortana (
Win+C), Clipboard (
To get around this, the Registry Editor needs to be modified.
- Navigate to –
- Create a new
DisabledHotkeysif it doesn’t exist already
- Add the relevant keys without commas, e.g.
- This will disable
Now, these keys can be mapped in other programs and applications
- Sign out or reboot to have the changes applied