by Jeremy Stanley
installer including source code - Updated 01 Jan 2009 to support
DisableWinKey is a quick and dirty utility for Windows that prevents
the Windows key from launching the Start Menu and stealing focus from
your application. Particularly useful if you are prone to hit the
Windows key instead of the Ctrl or Alt keys in full screen games.
Just run the program. An ugly little icon that looks vaguely like a key
with a red "X" over it will appear in the tray. The Windows key will
not work until you right-click the icon and select "Exit".
Alternatively, you can exit the program by running "DisableWinKey
unload" on the command line.
This program doesn't actually disable the Windows key, like its name
implies. It just prevents the Start Menu from stealing focus when you
press it. It also prevents Ctrl+Esc from working, incidentally.
Feel free to distribute this program freely, modify it, borrow code
from it, etc.