How to disable hot keys?

I have been trying to play a game on Steam and take a screenshot, but when I press F12, it only turns on/off airplane mode. I have searched up how to disable hotkeys, but the results always say something like, "Right-click the desktop and pick the graphics option," but there is no graphics option. I have tried using Cortana to search through the settings, but nothing turns up.

I need a way to disable ALL Windows 10 hotkeys.


Hot keys usually provides shortcut access to the Start button or other Windows functions. Sometimes we want to disable some of them if they interfere with us. To disable hotkeys in Windows 10, you may follow the steps below:

  • Type gpedit in the Search and then click Edit group policy. (This will open Local Group Policy Editor).
  • Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer. In the right-side pane, look for Turn off Windows + X hotkeys and double click on it.
  • Check Disabled and click OK.
  • Restart the computer to make the settings take effect.

Do get back to us if you need further assistance.

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Last updated April 16, 2021 Views 47,523 Applies to: