One of our readers asked us a question on how to disable the right click key on the Keyboard of a Windows computer. There are various ways to disable the keys on a keyboard but we will here share a simple way to do the same with a small freeware utility called the MapKeyboard which allows you to re-map any key on Windows keyboard. There are ways to do the same using manual registry editing methods but those methods are complicated as well as may cause troubles. Using a simple and user friendly utility like MapKeyboard allows to map any key to another key or disable a particular key quite convent in Windows.
Simply download and run MapKeyboard, it is a portable utility and does not require any installation in Windows. After you download and run it, it will show you a virtual keyboard on screen which on which you can click on any key to disable or remap it. In this example, I have disabled the Right click key on the keyboard.
Simply click on the RM (right mouse) key on the virtual keyboard and it will get selected and will be highlighted in green colour. From the drop option on the left bottom part of the virtual keyboard screen select the option Disabled and the key will be disabled. Click on Save layout on the right bottom of the MapKeyboard utility to save these changes.
You need to log off and log in for the new layout to come to effect, so don’t forget to save all your work before you click OK to log off else you may loose any unsaved work.
After you log in the new layout will come into effect and the keys you have remapped or disabled will change accordingly.
To remap the keyboard, there are also some other free software available which you can use to achieve the similar purpose as we did for the above sample problem. Some such tools are include SharpKeys and KeyTweak.
Hope you find this quick tutorial useful, do stay tuned for more tips and tricks from Trouble Fixers.