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Is there any way to lock the keyboard or the screen and still have the webcam broadcast and receive?

My husband is overseas on a job, and we like to leave the webcams on. Saves on the phone bills. SO anyways, my 3 year old like to mess with the macbook. I don't like to shut the laptop as then we have to reconnect with the webcams. And I don't want him to do anything that can't be reversed....
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Have you tried switching users while the webcam is active?
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Dimming the screen to 0 might help? Did switching users work?

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I forgot to mention that this is with Skype if that would make a difference. (Husband is a PC user)

I have no idea what u mean by switching users. Can u elaborate for me?

I have tried dimming the screen but the child still will mess with the keyboard and track pad.
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I think they are reffering to switching users as in logging out to a different user.

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dztraw - i think the settings in iChat prefs would stop that;

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and even remaining logged in to 2 Users, switching between them will cause log out and log in of chat regardless whether the same chat log in registration or not IMO;

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