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Has the Windows Key killed you?

#11NotQuiteAFreakPosted 6/20/2014 8:18:22 AM
While I wouldn't say it's "Destroyed" my game, I do often tend to hit it (I also often forget to disable it). But it's nothing more than a few seconds of idleness.
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#12Digital StormPosted 6/20/2014 8:20:13 AM
I usually play in windowed mode, so no.
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#13SefyrothPosted 6/20/2014 8:24:46 AM
Back in my greener days, yes.
Now, my long nails hitting unwanted keys kills me more than bad playing.

TF2
unbind e
unbind g
unbind mouse3
bind mouse3 "say Hwoops!"

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#14ElDudorinoPosted 6/20/2014 8:40:31 AM(edited)
I removed the Windows key from my old keyboard in the Win95 days because it crashed games like Shadow Warrior and Duke3D more than once. I held Shift, ALT and CTRL during a lot of the game so it was inevitable that I'd hit it sometimes. I haven't hit it accidentally in a long time, though, and even if I did it wouldn't crash most games nowadays so it's a non-issue today.
#15SinisterSlayPosted 6/20/2014 8:43:20 AM
ElDudorino posted...
I removed the Windows key from my old keyboard in the Win95 days because it crashed games like Shadow Warrior and Duke3D more than once. I held Shift, ALT and CTRL during a lot of the game so it was inevitable that I'd hit it sometimes. I haven't hit it accidentally in a long time, though, and even if I did it wouldn't crash most games nowadays so it's a non-issue today.


You don't need a windows key anyways.
It's just a shortcut for Control + Esc
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#16SpazH3dPosted 6/20/2014 8:45:00 AM
Nopes, I turned it off completely. I don't see any use for it.
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#17SetzeraPosted 6/20/2014 8:47:07 AM
It has in the past, but it's been a long time since that got me in trouble.
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#18cody4783Posted 6/20/2014 8:51:04 AM
Emeraldrox posted...
Not the windows key, but games randomly tabbing me out for dumb things like quicktime wanting to update has.

Seriously this.

Can't recall "accidentally" hitting the Windows key more than a couple times. I've owned 2 keyboards now that offered an option to disable it, but I just didn't see the point/need. It seems like you'd need to be pretty sloppy to hit it inadvertently.

Random ALT-tabbing from A/V updates, and various other background programs being a PITA at just the wrong time is FAR more common, in my experience.
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#19MaximoomPosted 6/20/2014 8:57:19 AM
It doesnt seem do nothing when playing in full screen.

Also most games pause when the window is inactive.
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#20somebadlemonadePosted 6/20/2014 9:00:15 AM
i used autosharpkey to change the one under my left hand to mute/unmute, i didn't see the point in having 2 buttons to do the same task, other than the numpad keys

i haven't muted a game for 4 years now, the last time was playing TF2 i was typing something after getting killed in team chat, and the sound cut out
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