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  1. #1

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    May 04, 2010
    Lock keyboard for Uni Exhibition/show
    I have a macbook which i want to lock just the keyboard/mousepad so i can leave my laptop (which will be cable locked to a display stand) running a CAD program preview on.

    I dont want the screen to go off (so counts screensavers out) and ideally want to be able to enter/hold a combination of keys to lock/unlock the keyboard so people do not mess with the computer while i am not there.

    Any ideas what software is available (keyboard cleaner is the closest but shows the passcode/combination so is no use).

    Cheers Ben

  2. #2

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    Member Since
    Jul 02, 2006
    Crawley, England
    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    Hi. This may be of use to you:

    How to lock your Mac with a keyboard shortcut : Switching To Mac

    Or this:

    System pref> keyboard and mouse> keyboard shortcuts> select, turn off keyboard access. F1
    Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

    Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    Better option would be to find a separate monitor, and then keep the laptop closed and under the stand so that people don't try messing with it.

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