Easily disable/enable Apple keyboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ryleylamarsh, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. ryleylamarsh macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    Does anyone know of a way to easy and quick way to disable or re-enable the stock Apple keyboard? Perhaps a keyboard shortcut that I could use to quickly disable it? I'm trying to thwart my little one from mashing on the keyboard and potentially messing something up. If rather not have to turn it off or have to hide it if possible.

  2. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

    Aug 24, 2013
    Far from here

    go to System Preferences / Accessibility / Mouse and Trackpad.

    Check the tick box "Enable mouse keys".
    "Options" : Check the tick box : "Press 5 times....", then "Done".

    Here is your shortcut : press Alt 5 times = the keyboard is disabled.
    Press Alt 5 times again : the keyboard is re-enabled.

    (you can test in a TextEdit file).
  3. ryleylamarsh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    I'm going to try this when I get home. Thanks!!
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There's an app for that: BabyProof
    That helps with the regular keys, but leaves the function keys active, so a child can still launch apps or change settings. Also, a child can accidentally hit the Option key five times in a row to disable it.

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