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KeyboardLock 1.2.4295

Lock your mouse and keyboard so that pets and babies can't mess with your PC

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 August 2012
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Developer: amberfish.net
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KeyboardLock 1.2.4295
Lock your mouse and keyboard so that pets and babies can't mess with your PC

KeyboardLock does just what its name suggests, locking your mouse and keyboard so that you can leave your PC unattended and know that passing babies or animals won't mess it up. (Unless they manage to pull the power cable, anyway.)

Launch the program and it'll display its "Lock" and "Unlock" password, which by default are "cake" and "dart", respectively (although you can change these to whatever you like).

If you click Start, and minimise the program, then it'll monitor whatever you type, and if the Lock password crops up then it'll jump in, grab all keyboard and mouse click events, and make sure that they're not passed on to the active application. Which means any passer-by will be able to move the mouse cursor, but that's about it: mouse clicks and key presses will have no effect.

This is obviously a little inconvenient for when you return to your PC, but no problem: type "dart" (or whatever you set the Unlock password to be) and KeyboardLock will release its keyboard and mouse hooks, returning your system to normal. At which point you'll need to switch back to the program and click Start if you might want to use it again, later.

The program worked very well for us, but there are potential issues here. Leave KeyboardLock active on a shared PC, for instance, and someone else might type the lock password accidentally, and forgetting the unlock password could also be a problem. Use the program carefully, and only when necessary.

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A quick and easy way to reduce the chance of your kids (or your cat) accidentally affecting your PC

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