In MAC OS Catalina, is there a setting or app which can lock both keyboard and trackpad so that only typing some specific combination of keyboard keys will unlock them back.

  • Can’t you just sleep the computer? Then you can require your password to wake.
    – Eric S
    Commented May 17, 2020 at 14:14
  • I want to play videos but my kid keeps typing on the computer Commented May 17, 2020 at 17:03
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    Just lock the screen. That should allow the music to continue. osxdaily.com/2018/02/07/use-lock-screen-mac-os
    – Eric S
    Commented May 17, 2020 at 17:04
  • @EricShain: Thanks, atleast now I know how to play music. But my question was mainly so that I can watch videos Commented May 18, 2020 at 20:31
  • Maybe you could edit the question to make that clear.
    – Eric S
    Commented May 19, 2020 at 1:23

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KeyboardCleanTool will lock the entire keyboard & touchbar, but not the mouse/trackpad. It's a click to start, another to stop.

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