How to Turn Off Hot Keys on a Dell Laptop

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How to Turn Off Hot Keys on a Dell Laptop
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Dell laptops feature a row of hot keys, which are configured to quick-launch an Internet browser, frequently used programs or control speaker from the press of a button. While these hot keys are convenient, many Dell owners find them annoying; the slightest bump to a hot key can accidentally launch a program at the wrong time. If you rarely use hot keys or you find them troublesome, you can turn them off. Disabling Dell hot keys is not permanent; if you want to use hot keys in the future, you can reconfigure your computer to restore the feature.

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  1. 1

    Right-click on the desktop and select “Properties” from the shortcut menu to open the “Display Properties” dialogue box.

  2. 2

    Press the “Settings” tab in the “Display Properties” dialogue box and click the “Advanced” button.

  3. 3

    Select the “Intel Graphics Technology” tab to open the Dell configuration page.

  4. 4

    Click “Hot Keys” and check the “Enable Hot Keys” check box to disable the hot-key feature and click the “OK” button.

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