56 replies on How to disable the Radeon Software overlay (ALT+R)

  1. Finn says:

    It would activate accidentally when reloading while playing

  2. Chad says:

    I still get that annoying prompt every time a game starts, even though I followed these steps.

  3. WannaCry says:

    Not working. I still get that annoying prompt every time a game starts…..

    • WannaCry says:

      This helped for me:

      I searched “AMDDVR” in registry editor and i found it here:

      If you found it, then click on ToggleRsHotkey registry and modify Alt,R to blank and then restart your computer. Or stop the following processes:
      Radeon Settings: Desktop Overlay
      Radeon Settings: Host Service
      Radeon Settings: Source Extension
      Now run AMD software from your start menu, and run a game.

      Have a nice day!

  4. Marbles says:

    I did all this and it still tells tells me ALT-R whenever I start up a game… but it does nothing.

    • Anonymous says:

      That is so strange. For us it worked like a charm, from the very first try. See if a computer restart changes anything.

  5. Marsemus says:

    It anoyed me because the hotkey popup notification picture locked itself on the screen and never went away when i was gaming. i had to restart the pc to remove it. the hotkey option is a good thing, but i dont need to be told all the time what the hotkey alt+r does.

  6. Stephen Moule says:

    I don’t game, and I use this computer to write software and instead of saving all the files in Visual Studio, it would try to start some gif or whatever.

  7. Chris N says:

    This guide did not solve my issue. In-game overlay is “Disabled” and all hot-keys are deleted but all the features are still very much active. Any advice?

  8. Simon Wall says:

    This anoyed me because it comes up with everything – not just games – work apps citrix connections… etc
    And some of those apss don’yt like it they do not redrawproperly.

    I didn’afor it – I don’t want it – it feells like malware

  9. Simon Wall says:

    Having now disabled shortcuts – my machine keyboard stopped working had to hard reboot to clear – is this software really written that badly!

  10. David Betancourt says:

    Thank you for this. I finally was able to unbind all these hotkeys super easy, while disabling other unnecessary (for me) features. Great article.

  11. ian says:

    Thanks for these instructions. The fact that there isn’t a single toggle to globally disable all Radeon Software keyboard shortcuts is beyond assinine.

  12. Pissed off user says:

    F*K AMD! No more ATi, bye bye! The latest build of w10 crashed over the crappy driver, now this short key crap.

  13. Erika says:

    Thank you. I hate this feature and I hate the fact that it was installed without me asking for it and without a real option for disabling it. It’s annoying.

  14. Mia says:

    I’m not able to use the shortcuts in Adobe Photoshop because of Radeon hotkeys which is too annoying. I really don’t understand why they make it affect other apps especially something like Adobe PS. Thank you so much for this tutorial, you’re a lifesaver!

  15. Bill says:

    More garbage software running in the background slowing down you loading and processor.

  16. jeff says:

    Simply, thank you. This software is annoying.

  17. Claudio Gonçalves says:

    I do not use my PC for games, only for editing Audio and Video as work.

  18. yashowardhan says:

    i am not getting radeon software icon on right click after updating to latest version even not in start menu help me

  19. Moazzam says:

    Great thanks

  20. C Gadlage says:

    I’m not playing games. I’m working! So every one of the annoying ‘shortcuts’ interfered with keyboard shortcuts I use all the time.

  21. Joseph A Delinski Jr says:

    I found it annoying because it wasn’t ingame, it showed on my desk top “always on top”, and I could only get rid of it by restarting computer. I did all the things in the article and hope it doesn’t show up again, I have no idea what makes it pop up, If I had to guess it would be after playing a game.

  22. M says:

    This software is processor heavy enough that it makes my games run worse. There’s no option in the software to close it so you have to use task manager. It’s useless to me. I’m insulted that I’m forced to have it installed to also have amd drivers. It’s barely above spyware.

  23. Neubeller Kristóf says:

    Thanks the help

  24. joe says:

    Because this dumb “RADEON SOFTWARE /nextline PRESS ALT + R TO OPEN” is stuck open for this whole day. 10/10 would buy a different card next time to not deal with this overlay.

  25. JP says:


  26. Photoeventos says:

    which version or edition of Adrenalin 2020 does this screenshot belong to?

  27. Richard says:

    The AMD hot keys interfered with other apps that I use; I’m not primarily a gamer, and would like to see a single global off switch for all these. As in, “Allow AMD Radeon Software to use Hotkeys? Yes/no.”

  28. psycros says:

    This info was GREATLY appreciated. Stupid AMD and their idiotic, never-ending attempt to be a “thing” in the game streaming space…UGH. SHUT UP AND MAKE GREAT HARDWARE with solid, easy-to-use software!

  29. Michele says:

    Unbelievable: I use my laptop for work and this forced update brought me to a halt. I use ALT keys in data processing, excel, word docs and I was constantly getting the Radeon pop up. What were they thinking – that no-one has a job anymore? THANK YOU for explaining how to solve this problem.

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  30. Xakauga says:

    Thank you so much this was annoying and dissapointing about any software when “IT” knows better how to make you better!

  31. OnyxAvenger says:

    Thank you so much! This has been causing me issues in my MMOs since I downloaded this (I use a bunch of Ctrl+Shift keybinds). You’re a hero 🙂

  32. Enrique Lopez says:

    In v20.9.2 appear and keep blinking making games crash or jitter, this happens in Super Mega Baseball 3

  33. Daniel says:

    It makes me uncomfortable when I open games in full screen that flashes and makes the game slow for me

  34. Angus says:

    ALT-R is the Everquest command for opening the raid interface. Until I found this article I had to log to leave a raid.

  35. Robert says:

    To many interferences with other often used apps like photoshop, blender and so on.

  36. nimz says:

    my alt button is my push to talk and when i reload at the same time then this overlay show up

  37. Jack says:

    It somehow always appears when I just press R, even without pressing the Alt key. Makes it hard to type.

  38. Yawa says:

    Interferes with work, it’s annoying and frustrating.

  39. Jim says:

    It was making games crash more often.

  40. Philip Elder says:

    Perfect. Worked for me as the shortcuts where interfering with VS Code!

    Happy New Year! 🙂

  41. lingar says:

    The shortcuts are annoying because I’m using Eclipse which have the same shortcuts and it’s prevent me from use the good old shortcuts. Thanks

  42. lingar says:

    BTW – you don’t must to delete the short-cut. You have an option to disable hot keys using.

    • Ben says:

      Disabling was not enough for me. I had to unbind the hotkeys to prevent them from interfering with other programs.

  43. William Potapchuk says:

    I am not a gamer. It pops up when I use powerpoint full screen. The overlay is annoying! . . . especially when I am broadcasting on zoom or other platforms.

  44. Lyman says:

    in overwrote my Adobe Premiere Pro Hot Keys. Nope. Cant have that!!!

  45. David says:

    Annoying popup during Zoom screenshare

  46. ergal says:

    there are no settings in top right corner .
    pressing alt-r does nothing at all until you are in game then it freezes the game by removing mouse control.
    worst graphics card i ever bought,wont be buying anymore of this amatuer shit,you cant even describe the way your software works or looks even..

  47. Double-0-Newb says:

    It kept popping up during the most intense of firefights in ARMA3.

  48. John says:

    The hotkeys remain active despite the overlay being disabled and hotkeys disabled.
    The AMD software has no ability to remove the media hotkeys or set to NONE.
    The software is always listening for those specific hotkeys, and then is delighted to tell you how “disabled” they are, while still blocking the function of hotkeys in the program you intended.
    This is a very invasive feature, and leads to constant errors and frustrations while using professional grade software suites, not just gaming.
    Fix your shit, AMD.

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