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How to Lock Your Keyboard Temporarily


Using this tutorial, you will learn how to lock your computer keyboard when you aren’t using it, as well as about keyboard shortcuts and third-party programmes.

Read Also: How to Reset a Keyboard

How to Disable a Laptop Keyboard

The quickest and most straightforward method of disabling your keyboard is to lock your computer or put it into sleep. There are various options for accomplishing this on a Windows computer.

  • Win+L
  • CTRL+ALT+Delete
  • Start button
  • Close the lid
  • Use a screen saver

The Win+L keyboard shortcut is the quickest and most convenient method. Any typing that occurs after you have used this shortcut will simply serve to bring the screen back to life. The next most straightforward method is to press CTRL+ALT+Delete. This shortcut opens a menu that includes the Lock option, as well as the options to sign out, swap accounts, and launch the task manager.

To lock your computer and conserve battery life, press the Start button, then the Power icon, and then pick Sleep from the drop-down menu. To wake it up, press the physical power button on the side of the device. You can also go into sleep mode simply closing the lid of your laptop.

Finally, you can use a screen saver and configure it so that when it is turned off, it automatically displays the sign-in screen. Open the Control Panel, type screen saver, and then pick change screen saver from the drop-down menu. You can choose a screen saver to use if you aren’t already using one, set the amount of time that should elapse before it turns on, and check the box next to When the computer is restarted, display the logon screen.

Of course, all of these approaches necessitate the use of a password that is both unique and difficult to guess.

How to Lock a MacBook Keyboard

It is feasible to lock your keyboard without locking your computer or deactivating the screen by utilizing a variety of alternative options that are currently available on the marketplace. For example, Keyboard Locker, which was developed by the How-To Geek staff from an AutoHotKey script and is available for download, is a keyboard locking solution. The free scripting application AutoHotKey, which can be downloaded from the Internet and used to automate tasks in Windows, is available for download. You can disable your keyboard by hitting CTRL+ALT+L, and then input the word unlock to activate it again after you have installed Keyboard Locker.



How do I shutdown my MacBook air keyboard?

Use a Keyboard Shortcut to Save Time

To safely shut down your Mac, hold down the Control + Option + Cmd + Power keys at the same time. You should not hold down the power button for too long or your Mac may be forced to shut down; instead, give it a quick press with the other buttons.

What is the Alt key on Mac?

the Option Key is a shortcut key

The Alt Key, also known as the Option Key on some keyboards, is the third key from the left on a Mac keyboard. When the key is pressed individually, nothing will happen because it is unable to independently perform a system command. When used in conjunction with other keys, on the other hand, you can easily access hidden functionalities and specific character sets.