If you are watching any videos with a kid or a toddler, your greatest and the most difficult job is to stop them from touching the keyboard. Fed up by stopping them from pausing and forwarding the video? Have you ever thought to disable laptop keyboard for a while or completely?
Then here are the best ways which help you in disabling the keyboard.
Alike Windows 7 and 8, Windows 10 also doesn’t offer an easy way to disable the keyboard. But at the same time, it is not difficult too.
6 Easy Ways To Disable Laptop Keyboard
There are different ways to disable laptop keyboard with or without using third parties in Windows 10.
- Using “Device Manager”
- Using “Key Freeze” software
- Enabling “Kidkeylock”
- Using Keyboard and Mouse cleaner
- Blocking keyboard using “Crazy Little Fingers”
- By updating an incorrect Driver
1. Using “Device Manager”
If you have a built-in keyboard, then this method is not applicable for you. If you don’t have a built-in keyboard, then follow the below-mentioned steps.
Step 1: Right-click on the start button. The power user menu appears, click on “Device Manager” option.
Step 2: The device manager launches, now click on Keyboard. There you will see the connected keyboards.
Step 3: Select on the keyboard entry and then right-click it. Now click on Uninstall device option. If there are multiple keyboards connected to your system, then uninstall them one by one.
Step 4: Click on the “uninstall” button to disable the keyboard. Sometimes, your system asks you to reboot it, then press the “yes” button.
2. Using “KeyFreeze” Software
“KeyFreeze” is a free third party software will help you in disabling the keyboard quickly. This will also disable built-in keyboards. Here are the steps to use “keyFreeze” software.
Step 1: Run the “KeyFreeze” software.
Step 2: Click on Lock Keyboard and mouse button.
Both keyboard and mouse will disable. To enable them again, Chick on the ctrl button, alt button and del button together simultaneously and then click the ESC button.
3. Enabling “Kidkeylock”
“Kidkeylock” tool is an advanced tool unlike the other tools mentioned in this article. This tool will password protect your keyboard and mouse.
Kidkeylock has many features. It enables you to disable only the left or right or the middle button on the mouse. It also helps you to disable only certain key combinations on the keyboard. You can enable “Kidkeylock” in the following way.
Step 1: Move the slider shown in the picture to the extreme right.
You can change the default password as well.
Step 2: Click on ok button.
4. Using Keyboard And Mouse Cleaner
Keyboard And Mouse Cleaner will help you disable the laptop keyboard and mouse for a defined amount of time. By using Keyboard And Mouse Cleaner, you can disable them for a few seconds, minutes or hours.
5. Blocking Keyboard By Using “CrazyLittleFingers”
Using crazy little fingers is one of the best ways to disable the laptop keyboard. The best thing about the software is that it is portable. There is no need to install it, you can directly run after downloading it.
Step 1: Download and run the software.
Step 2: To disable it, click the ctrl button, alt button and del button simultaneously and then click on ESC button.
The only problem with this software is that it displays a black screen whenever you disable keyboard and mouse. You probably can’t enjoy a movie after disabling.
6. By Installing An Incorrect Driver
I know updating an incorrect driver is unorthodox but it is a viable solution to disable the keyboard on your laptop. The keyboard will cease to function when you install an incorrect driver. Here is the step by step procedure to update an incorrect driver.
Step 1: In the windows search box, type Device Manager. Click on device manager option on the menu that popped out.
Step 2: Click on Keyboards and then right-click on Standard PS/2 Keyboard. Then select Update Driver.
Step 3: Click on Browse my computer for driver option on the page that popped out. Then click on Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer option.
Step 4: Un-check the Show compatible hardware.
Step 5: Select a Manufacturer, a model and then select the next button.
Step 6: Select yes and then close the page once the driver is updated.
How To Disable Only Some Specific Keys In The Laptop Keyboard
If you want to only disable certain keys on your keyboard, then this method is the best option. A key Tweak is a software that not only disables some keys in the keyboard but also changes the function of the keys. For example, you can replace the Enter button with the shift button. The size of the software is small and it is very easy to install.
In this application, all the keys in the keyboard are indicated with numerals. To disable some keys, you need to follow the following steps.
Step 1: Right-click the application and then click on Run as administrator. Now click on the key you want to disable on the keyboard.
Step 2: Click on apply and then select yes. Your laptop will restart. Once your laptop starts, the keys will be disabled.
These are some of the best methods that we came up with to help you disable laptop keyboard. Hope they come in handy for you.
If you have any doubts regarding the above-mentioned ways, please be comfortable in dropping your question in the comments section below.