Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

Q: How do I set up a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 to control music player forward/backward?

A: As is always the case, Microsoft gets everything not more than 90% right. The 4000 has plenty of different controls, but track control is not one of them. You might have tried to assign these controls to the useless Back/Forward buttons, only to find out that you cannot. Although a solution to assign track control to Back/Forward exists elsewhere on the Internets, a much easier solution is to assign track control to the buttons 1-5 on top. While the 4000 is a relatively good keyboard, the Back/Forward buttons are a nuisance, Zoom does not work, and there are no assigned buttons for track control.


Q: How do I disable the stupid Back/Forward buttons on a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000? I keep hitting them constantly.

A: Try the driver software. If you disable it, but buttons reactivate after you restart the computer, try an updated version, reinstall it, or uninstall completely if you do not use the multimedia controls of the 4000.

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