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How to disable a multimedia keyboard

Updated July 20, 2017

The one-touch multimedia keyboard contains buttons which enable a user to use the pre-configured or user-configured one-touch keys, such as "Internet" key, "Media Player" key, "Email" key, etc. A user may need to disable these one-touch keys in order to avoid accidentally pressing them while using the keyboard. The functionality can be disabled by either uninstalling the application from the Windows operating system or disabling it through the keyboard properties from the Windows control panel.

Click the "Control Panel" button from "Start" menu and double-click "Add or Remove Programs" application.

Highlight the "ActivBoard" or "Keyboard Manager" application in the installed applications list and click the "Remove" button to uninstall the application.

Restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

Click the "Control Panel" button from "Start" menu and double-click "Keyboard" application.

Click the "Keyboard Manager" tab in the "Keyboard Properties" window.

Click the check box next to option "Enable multimedia buttons and onscreen display" to un-check the option.

Click "Apply" button to apply the changes and then click "OK" button to exit "Keyboard Properties" window.

Restart computer for the changes to take effect.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Windows XP operating system
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Nachiket Deshmukh is a tech savvy professional with 11 years of experience in aerospace, engineering and IT industry. He is always on a lookout for low cost technology implementations for DIY home automation. Many of his articles have been published on eHow in personal finance and technology domains.