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How do I disable my keyboard (windows 7)?

by gutentag26 / February 28, 2014 2:58 AM PST

This is for my sister really. I live far away and like to skype with her and my twin one year old nephews. Problem is, they love to 'play' with the keyboard as well, which often means they accidentally hang up or generally cause havoc. Is there an easy way to disable the keyboard and then later re-enable it? This is for Windows 7.

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If desktop, u can unplug it. With laptop can uninstall drvr
by wpgwpg / February 28, 2014 3:04 AM PST

I'd think the best answer would be to keep these toddlers away from the computer, but like I say, with a laptop you can go to device manager and uninstall the keyboard driver. It will get reinstalled next time it boots up.

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Another idea
by Jimmy Greystone / February 28, 2014 9:30 AM PST

Another idea would be to go out, get the cheapest keyboard you can find and then never even plug it in. Rather let the kids play with that one instead of the REAL one. They can destroy the thing for all you care, it was cheap and you never had any intention of using it. Maybe actually cut off the USB connector at the end so any budding engineer types don't think to try and plug it in after it's suffered some substantial abuse.

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Lots of options below
by tallin / March 1, 2014 6:58 AM PST
In reply to: Another idea
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