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How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

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How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby jackhulk » May 1st, 2015, 8:15 pm

Hello

Just using my Linx 8 for the first time, and that damn Windows button at the bottom is right where I'd like to place my thumb to hold tablet. How do I disable this button please?

Thank you
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Re: How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby thatmakesmemad » May 3rd, 2015, 4:05 pm

What are you doing with the tablety when you hold it that way ?
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Re: How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby nememo » May 3rd, 2015, 4:26 pm

You could hold 180 degrees - so the button is at the top.
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Re: How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby jackhulk » May 3rd, 2015, 4:49 pm

thatmakesmemad wrote:What are you doing with the tablety when you hold it that way ?

Just holding it with left hand and browsing with other, soooo would like to hold it in the middle for equal weight distribution, hence thumb in the middle. It's the way I hold my Kindle, so used to holding device that way, which is comfortable for me.

So is it not possible then to disable this button? Must be. Sure I read another on here done it.
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Re: How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby thatmakesmemad » May 3rd, 2015, 9:29 pm

What nememo said.
Hold it the other way up so the windows button is on the right.
Had you said you were taking photos or skyping then putting your thumb over the camera might have been an issue.
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Re: How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby jackhulk » May 30th, 2015, 6:19 pm

Thanks, but I'd rather just disable the button if possible? I'm ssssure I read someone else had done this.
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Re: How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby TomT » August 13th, 2015, 6:57 am

I have a script that changes how the start and physical windows buttons work.
Its written in ahk.. You could do something like that so any start button presses are ignored.

For me one press works as normal, a fast double press when in chrome or edge and it acts as a back button.
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Re: How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby Dann » August 13th, 2015, 9:16 am

TomT wrote:I have a script that changes how the start and physical windows buttons work.
Its written in ahk.. You could do something like that so any start button presses are ignored.

For me one press works as normal, a fast double press when in chrome or edge and it acts as a back button.


That'd be useful if you could share that Tom!
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Re: How to disable 'Windows Home' button?

Postby TomT » August 13th, 2015, 9:02 pm

Happy to share it.. I'll post a link tomorrow :)
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