I'm looking for software that gives me the ability to enable and disable my keyboard. The reason for this is that when I study, I like to have my textbook right on top of my laptop's keyboard; however, by doing so it may accidently press random keys. I would like the software to meet the following requirements,

  • Gratis
  • Compatible with Windows 10 64bit
  • Does not also disable (or, at least, gives the option to disable) my mouse
  • Ability to enable and disable the keyboard through the use of a mouse, not the actual keyboard

Some features that are not requirements but wanted are,

  • Ability to turn on/off a list of keyboards that are connected to my computer (Software would list out the connected keyboards and I could turn each one on or off)
  • In the Device Manager you can disable any device.
    – cybernard
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 5:09
  • @cybernard I'm looking for software specifically designed for this task, using the device manager isn't really what I'm looking for
    – Tom
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 22:07

1 Answer 1


The free Keyboard Locker will cover you on the part of locking your Keyboard !

From http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/11570/disable-the-keyboard-with-a-keyboard-shortcut-in-windows/

Keyboard Locker is a small program that does this job well and takes up very few system resources. It’s a small AutoHotKey script.

Optionally, you can read the guide for creating a shortcut or adding it to Windows Startup in case you want to have it loaded by default.

Download it through the link at the end of the presentation article.


  1. Download the file and extract the Keyboard Locker anywhere you like
  2. Open KeyboardLocker.exe
  3. Press Ctrl+Alt+L to lock your keyboard
  4. Type "unlock" without the quotes to unlock your keyboard

You can also make your own modifications by editing the KeyboardLocker.ahk file, like enabling your mouse buttons to unlock your keyboard. Learn about the Script Syntax on AutoHotkey Docs.

Note: It does not support Windows XP, OS X & Linux. It does not require to have AutoHotkey installed.

  • Updated with more details
    – Vasikos
    Commented Mar 4, 2016 at 8:12

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