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adem0x
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KEy combination to disable/enable keyboard + touchpad

We live with a dozen cats, and being the most independent members of the family, they sometimes walk all over my laptop. Closing the lid isn't always an option --such as when watching a movie or waiting for a long running calculation etc.

 

Is there, I wonder, a way to temporarily disable (and then enable) the keyboard and touchpad using a key combination.

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Re: KEy combination to disable/enable keyboard + touchpad

You could try locking your computer by pressing the Windows key + "L" key.
adem0x
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Re: KEy combination to disable/enable keyboard + touchpad

Unless I am missing something; it is not quite what I asked for.

 

Win + L locks the computer --including the display/screen.

 

What I am after is to disable all human input yet leave the display/screen and sound active.

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Re: KEy combination to disable/enable keyboard + touchpad


@adem0x wrote:
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What I am after is to disable all human input yet leave the display/screen and sound active.


 

Good day.

None that I've heard of.

 

Regards.


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adem0x
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Re: KEy combination to disable/enable keyboard + touchpad

Rather than an OS (Windows) specific solution, I was hoping Lenovo had come up with a hardware one. Alas..

 

Thank you both, all the same.

adem0x
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[SOLVED] Re: KEy combination to disable/enable keyboard + touchpad

Using other peoples help, I solved the problem.

 

You can download a copy from the link below, it is licensed as 'public domain'.

 

https://forums.embarcadero.com/thread.jspa?threadID=271608&tstart=0

 

It is not a Lenovo-specific solution; it will work with any hardware tha's running Windows.

 

I have tested it under Windows 10 64 bit, but there's also a 32bit exe if that's what you prefer.

 

Should also work under Windows 7, 8, Vista; but not tested.

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Re: KEy combination to disable/enable keyboard + touchpad

I have problem with Lenovo ThinkPad Windows 8.1 pro keyboard. Is can log in but after that keyboard doesn't work. Only beeping sound when I click any button.

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