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How to lock your keyboard and trackpad on your laptop for safety?

This is the guide to disable your keyboard and mouse buttons on your laptop.

For people who spend a lot of time on their laptops for work, most of their valuable work is saved on the computer. There are times when you leave your laptop unattended. For such cases it is very important to lock the keyboard and trackpad so that nobody touches your work. Here are some tools and apps you can download to lock the keyboard and trackpad. 

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Kid Key Lock: This utility can help you lock your keyboard or mouse completely or partially. There are many functions you can enable such as lock system key combinations, lock all keys except characters, lock space and enter or all keys on the keyboard. For the trackpad, you can lock right-click or left-click. You have to install the Kid Key Key Lock app on your laptop. And to make its settings you can either open the app and go to its Setup or you can right-click on its icon. The app has three main lock functions: Mouse Locks, Keyboard Locks, and Passwords.

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Read more: 5 best smart locks available in India right now

  • KeyFreeze: 

KeyFreeze: The tool is simple and easy to use. The process to enable KeyFreeze on your laptop is to install it and you have to press the button signed “Lock Keyboard & Mouse”. And your keyboard and trackpad will be locked in less than 5 seconds. Now there is no risk of anyone pressing any keys when you leave your laptop unattended. To reverse the function and disable the lock you just have to press Ctrl+Alt+Del. The KeyFreeze program is only 85KB. 

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Read also: How to find, lock, or erase data on a lost Android device?

  • Toddler Keys: 

Toddler Keys: The toddler keys app has some interesting features apart from locking the keyboard and trackpad. You can lock the CD-ROM from opening and also the option to disable the Power button. When you have locked your laptop the screen will appear black and cannot be open until a passphrase is typed. And some additional features are you can add pictures and sound to the locked screen. To enable Toddler Keys on your laptop you have to right-click on its icon and select from the options given. 

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  • KeyboardLock: 

KeyboardLock: This is another easy tool to lock your keyboard and trackpad for safety. To start using the app you just have to enter a password that will be used to lock it and you have to press start. Once you type the password the Windows will automatically disappear and lock all functions. And if you want to disable the function you simply have to type the password again. 

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  • Child Lock: 

The unique feature of Child Lock is the app will automatically lock the screen of the laptop that is not in use for 10 minutes. You can also use some key functions to instantly lock it and unlock it. Press Shift+Alt+End or Shift+Alt+Home. There are some functions available but for Auto-Lock open the app and make the settings. 

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