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    Locking keyboard/screen

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    Locking keyboard/screen
    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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    Locking keyboard/screen

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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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    I must be missing something, but wouldn't just putting a password on a screensaver do the trick?

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    Locking keyboard/screen
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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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