Disable internet explorer keyboard shortcuts

Is it possible to disable the keyboard shortcuts in Internet Explorer 6 and 7? Specificlly i'm looking to disable the back functions, Alt-left arrow and backspace.

If it's not possible to disable these what about remapping them to different keys?
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Don't think it's an option, integral to IE functionality, imho.  BUT, some have explored workarounds, not sure of value, though.

Samples
http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread35732.html
http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=10687

I've also seen some in Javascript area here but not finding them now and off to a meeting.  Will check back when time permits.

Asta
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Historically, end users who encounter sites that have been modified to impede standard browser  functionality such as the back button, just won't navigate those sites again (I sure wouldn't).   You may want to do a standard google or other search engine query on "disable back button" to get some insight into the downside of such implementation strategies.

That said, more links.
This step-by-step article describes how to enable and disable the Forward button and the Back button in a WebBrowser control. When you host the WebBrowser control, implement Forward and Back buttons that are similar to those implemented in Microsoft Internet Explorer. You may not know when to enable and disable the buttons while you implement them.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811603

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XJGPERAuthor Commented:
I think i should explain a bit more. I'm looking to do this via a regkey if possible. The computers i want to do this to are all administered by myself. The reason for this is an internal website that will be used by my own users. As such i don't trust them to do as there told (what admin does?). So i would like to remove the ability to use the "back" keyboard shortcuts, and possibly the refresh shortcut as well.

Removing the buttons from the toolbars is not an issue, i've already done that, however the keyboard shortcuts remain active.
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
That's a tough one, and hopefully others more skilled in programming will step in to help, but I hasten to add that keyboard shortcuts are great value and changes you make could impact other applications and interfaces....  not just the intranet piece (not to mentione any users with accessibility issues and needs).

This IE 7 blog is of interest and discusses the issue at length.  
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2006/02/08/527702.aspx

Office and other impacts to modifying shortcut keys and other standard functionalities.
http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&q=disable+shortcut+keys


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