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Author Topic: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner  (Read 3972 times)

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IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« on: November 17, 2009, 01:05:36 PM »
I was browsing and came across Keyboard Cleaner, a mac app that "comes in handy when you want to clean your keyboard, but you are afraid you might trigger a command or change or delete some of your current work beyond repair and undo...It shields your desktop and intercepts every keystroke you might accidentally make — except for Command-Q"

I don't think I have seen a Windows equivalent. If there is no such tool (perhaps using AHK?) for windows it could be very useful.

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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 01:13:12 PM »
The Windows equivalent is Win+L.
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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 01:16:24 PM »
I believe that mac one blanks the screen, but I wonder if there is a way not to do that or not to lock/get the login screen

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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2009, 01:21:43 PM »
You could try Skrommel's Toddler Trap, which catches any stray keyboard input you might activate by mistake.

One of my keyboards has a Turbo key that when combined with F11, locks the keyboard till you press that combo again.

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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 01:24:06 PM »
Hadn't noticed Toddler Trap, will try it thanx

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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 01:26:52 PM »
Toddler keys  

Baby Smash

if you have small kids

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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 03:21:40 PM »
@sri
Thanks for the links. BabySmash is kinda cute. :)

Another one: Kid-Key-Lock. My favorite, because it really blocks everything.

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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2009, 01:10:47 AM »
Thanks for Kid-Key-Lock, I've never heard of it. Just in the right time, my son learned how to shut down BabySmash...

For simple keyboard cleaning I highly recommend Pitaschio, which does a lot more, though.

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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2009, 03:01:08 AM »
here's the original Toddler Trap thread. it has some other keyboard related tools as well..

http://www.donationc...ndex.php?topic=995.0

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Re: IDEA: Keyboard cleaner
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2009, 04:30:29 AM »
Here's a post on Keyboard Cleaner:

http://www.freedownl...th-keyboard-cleaner/

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