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Easiest Way to Remove Key Bindings?



  • I'm looking to make my RetroPie setup as kid-proof as possible. But also, there are some non-gamer adults that sometimes can bang away at key combinations that trigger certain things by accident (like taking a screenshot, loading a save state, etc). I'd like to completely wipe EmulationStation, RetroArch and Retropie itself from any non-essential key bindings, and just set the gamepad specific stuff (like up, down, the face buttons, start/select, stuff like that). It seems like it would be painstaking trying to sort through every menu everywhere and remove the bindings one field at a time. Is there a quick way to wipe most of this stuff so I can just input the things I want it to read, and that's it?


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    The controller configuration is stored in \\retropie\configs\all\retroarch-joypads - each controller with it's own file. Edit the file and remove the hotkey assignment and the hotkey shortcuts.
    For Emulationstation - enable Kid mode and all configuration options will be disabled, but you'll also have to toggle Kid mode for all games you want visible.
    For RetroPie, just disable the Runcommand launch menu altogether and no settings can be altered when running games.



  • @mitu said in Easiest Way to Remove Key Bindings?:

    The controller configuration is stored in \\retropie\configs\all\retroarch-joypads - each controller with it's own file. Edit the file and remove the hotkey assignment and the hotkey shortcuts.
    For Emulationstation - enable Kid mode and all configuration options will be disabled, but you'll also have to toggle Kid mode for all games you want visible.
    For RetroPie, just disable the Runcommand launch menu altogether and no settings can be altered when running games.

    Great suggestions, except for the kids mode. I have too many games to select individually. Would kiosk mode work equally well?


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    @AlphaBetaPie said in Easiest Way to Remove Key Bindings?:

    Would kiosk mode work equally well?

    Yes, that's also an option.


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