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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I just picked up my Surface, and a huge annoyance is having Narrator (a screen reader) pop up every time I accidentally hit Win+Enter. (Ctrl+Enter sends mail in the mail app, and I often accidentally hit Win instead of Ctrl.)
The easiest solution I've found for disabling the hotkey is to disable the executable. You can do this by finding Narrator.exe in System32 and turning off the execute permission, or an even easier way is to create a registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT \CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Narrator.exe
And in that key, create a String named
Debugger with value
Or merge this reg file. To re-enable Narrator, delete that registry key.
Mark on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 06:20
Thank you, that issue was so annoying!
Eyal Herlin on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 01:08
Thanks you for saving my life ;)
bobby on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 15:17
life saver !
rhywun on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 17:18
tolesa54 on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 15:20
r3habn on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 15:49
exactly what i needed, it was driving me crazy! thank you
thanks on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 08:54
thanks. there is no solution. but you gave me that solution.
Victor on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 04:06
I never reply on post like this. Though, this problem was so annoying, that I need to say "THANK YOU!!!!"
Martin on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 14:37
Very good solution. It works very well. Thanks for it.