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How To Lock Keyboard And Mouse in Windows 10/8 Quickly

To keep intruder, friends or any other person from accessing your system when you are not around, Windows allows you to lock it by pressing Win+L. This thing locks the Windows and to unlock it you need to enter the password. So, this is a good way to keep your system safe from the other people. But after locking the Windows you can not get into your operating system unless you enter the password.

Also,  if you got a baby or a pet then also there are higher chances of them pressing the keyboard keys unintentionally. But a few unintentional clicks can cause blunders at times. For example, you have an unsaved file and your child presses the delete or backspace key. Or when you are watching movies or any other video then accidental mouse click or key press can interrupt your movie and bother you. So, it’s better to lock the keyboard and mouse so that no one can do anything on our system while you are away.

But how do you lock keboard and mouse in your Windows 10/8 system?

Well, the solution is a keyboard and mouse locker. Yes! these locking software exist and they can lock your mouse and keyboard when you want to and the good thing is that you can still get into your operating system but can’t press a key or click mouse button. This comes very handy while watching movies, presentation, video calls,  etc.

Lock keyboard and mouse in Windows 10/8

Here are some of the quickest and easiest ways to lock your keyboard and mouse in Windows 10/8 quickly. All these methods require a third-party tool for doing the same. And don’t worry, you will not have to pay a single penny for getting these tools.

Bluelife Keyfreeze

Now watch your movies or TV series without any interruption by mouse click or keypress as Bluelife Keyfreeze is here to help you. This is an ultimate solution to prevent the unnecessary mouse click or keypress. This is a two-in-one application which not only prevents any accidental keyboard press but also disables the mouse and provides you interruptions free experience.

The application is very easy to setup and use. The interface is quite interactive and user-friendly such that you won’t need any extra tech knowledge for operating it. It is compatible with Windows 8/10. Below are the steps to block the mouse and keyboard in your Windows 8/10.

  1. First, download Bluelife Keyfreeze in your system.
  2. Extract the zip file and double click the Keyfreeze.exe file in order to run the application.
  3. The moment you run that application, a countdown will start and your mouse and keyboard will be locked automatically after 5 seconds.
  4. After that, your keyboard and mouse will be completely disabled. Now, if you are wondering how to unlock the mouse and keyboard then it is quite easy, press ctrl+alt+del keys to unlock both the devices.

Unlike Keylocker, it provides you the ability to customize the options for locking/unlocking the devices. You can set different keys combinations to lock/unlock, enable/disable the KeyFreeze to run with Windows startup, hide/show popup notifications and so on. For doing the same, you only need to right click the icon of KeyFreeze in the system tray of your Windows and select “Option”. It will show up a popup window of the setting option of KeyFreeze.

Toddler keys

Restrict unwanted keypresses or mouse clicks when you are not on your system or watching some videos or movies. It is quite different, interesting and feature-rich tool to lock the mouse and keyboard. As it not only enables you to lock the mouse or keyboard but you can also prevent CD/DVD tray to be opend accidentally. Also, you can lock the power button too which is quite handy.

Another great thing about Toddler keys is that whenever anyone presses keys or clicks mouse button then a pleasant sound and beautiful image will come up. The image will show up every time a new key is pressed. Interesting, right?

You can setup this tool within few seconds and using it is also quite easy. The application is free to download so you can get this for your Windows 8/10 absolutely for free. Below is the complete procedure for operating this utility…

  1. The first step obviously is to download the application on your system.
  2. Now, execute the downloaded .exe file and follow the installation instruction to completely install it on your system.
  3. After that, from the system tray, right click on the Toddler Keys icon and check all the options you want to enable.
  4. You can set picture and sound of your choice. For this, right-click on the tool’s icon and click on “Manage picture/sound” and then you can set and preview sound and images you want to add.
  5. For enabling the lock simply double-click the app’s icon from the system tray. A black screen will show up and each time your press a key it will display the photo you have set. When you want to disable it, simply type “quit” and everything will come to its original state.

KeyBoard Locker

Keyboard locker is a small and light-weight utility to lock keyboard when needed. The utility is quite easy to use and setup. In fact, you don’t need to setup anything just download and run the program and that’s all. It is a really great program to prevent an accidental key press by your kid or pet. It instantly locks the keyboard and after that, no keypress will work until you unlock the keyboard. But this tool only allows you to lock the keyboard and the mouse will still work as there are no such features contained in this app to lock the mouse.

So, for locking your keyboard by using keyboard locker simple follow the below steps.

  1. First of all, download Keyboard locker on your system. You will get a zip file of the same.
  2. Now, extract the contents of the zip file, it will provide you some images and an .exe file. Simply run that keyboardlocker.exe file.
  3. Now, you will get a notification to press Ctrl+ALt+L to lock your keyboard. just press this combination of keys and your keyboard will be locked. But some of the keys combinations such as ctrl+Alt+delete, win+L etc. will still work. But these are not something which can be accidentally pressed by your kid.
  4. And when you want to unlock the keyboard simply type “unlock” to do the same. This is the default and the only password for unlocking the keyboard.

Kid-key-lock

Kid-Key-lock is another one of the best tools to lock keyboard and mouse in Windows 8/10 with ease. It offers you a variety of possibilities to change the setting of the tool in order to meet your requirements. It enables you to completely or partially disable the mouse and the keyboard.

You can disable the individual buttons of the mouse, double-click, mouse wheel, middle button etc. as per your need. For keyboard to there are different options available. ou can either lock system key combinations, all the keys except characters keys, space, enter or lock all the keys of the keyboards. So, the possibilities are unlimited.

For restricting the mouse click or key press simply follow the below steps.

  1. Download Kid-key-lock on your system.
  2. It will provide you a single .exe file. You only need to run that. After that, a setup wizard will start and you only need to follow the instructions and complete the setup.
  3. To open, customize and apply the Kid-key-lock, simple type “kklsetup” from your keyboard. It is the default key shortcut to open the setup, you can also change the shortcut if you want from the settings.
  4. Now, from the setup window, simply customize it according to your desired and click the Ok button. All the changes and the locks will be applied immediately.
  5. If you want to quit and unlock your mouse and the keyboard, simply type “kklquit”. It is the default shortcut for unlocking and quitting Kid-Key-lock. You can change this shortcut too.
  6. Now, whenever you want to apply the lock, you will need to double-click the Kid-key-lock icon from the system tray and apply the locks.

Child Lock

Child lock is another great tool to lock you mouse and keyboard whenever needed. You can instantly lock the keys and the mouse clicks. It is also capable of locking the keys and mouse after the 10 minutes of inactivity on the system.

However, you can change this settings and disable it if you don’t want this feature. You can even lock the Windows control keys only. In the system tray, it shows different colored icons on the basis of the current mode of the application. You can simply download and install it on your system and apply lock immediately.

So, with the help of mentioned ways you can quickly and easily lock keyboard and mouse in Windows 10/8. Also, share your experience about the way you chose from the explained ones. If you know about another great keyboard locking software then do share that with us in the comment box.

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