Removes a custom key combination, causing Keyboard Filter to stop blocking the removed key combination.


[Static] uint32 Remove(
    [In] string CustomKey


CustomKey [in] The custom key combination to remove.

Return Value

Returns an HRESULT value that indicates WMI status or a WMI error.


WEKF_CustomKey.Remove removes an existing WEKF_CustomKey object. If the object does not exist, WEKF_CustomKey.Remove returns an error with the value 0x8007007B.

Because this method is static, you cannot call it on an object instance, but must instead call it at the class level.


The following code demonstrates how to remove a custom key from Keyboard Filter so it is no longer blocked by using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) providers for Keyboard Filter.

$COMPUTER = "localhost"
$NAMESPACE = "root\standardcimv2\embedded"

# Create a handle to the class instance so we can call the static methods
$classCustomKey = [wmiclass]"\\$COMPUTER\${NAMESPACE}:WEKF_CustomKey"

# Create a function to remove a key combination
function Remove-Custom-Key($KeyId) {

# Call the static Remove() method on the class reference
    $retval = $classCustomKey.Remove($KeyId)

# Check the return value for status
    if ($retval.ReturnValue -eq 0) {

# Custom key combination removed successfully
        "Removed ${KeyID}."
    } elseif ($retval.ReturnValue -eq 2147942523) {

# No object exists with the specified custom key
        "Failed to remove ${KeyID}. No object found."
    } else {

# Unknown error, report error code in hexadecimal
        "Failed to remove ${KeyID}. Unknown Error: " + "{0:x0}" -f $retval.ReturnValue

# Example of removing a custom key so that Keyboard Filter stops blocking it
Remove-Custom-Key "Ctrl+Alt+w"

# Example of removing all custom keys that have the Enabled property set to false
$objDisabledCustomKeys = Get-WmiObject -Namespace $NAMESPACE -Class WEKF_CustomKey;

foreach ($objCustomKey in $objDisabledCustomKeys) {
    if (!$objCustomKey.Enabled) {


Windows Edition Supported
Windows 10 Home No
Windows 10 Pro No
Windows 10 Enterprise Yes
Windows 10 Education Yes


Keyboard Filter