# Windows – Temporarily Disable Keyboard

keyboardwindows xp

There are times when I need to disable my keyboard for a while to avoid unnecessary keystrokes which are quite likely to happen, like we can disable touch-pad of most laptop then enable it again.

I was wondering if there is a tool for which provides the functionality the same functionality for keyboards for Windows XP SP2.

Yes, AutoIt can certainly do this. What do you need to trigger the on/off option? Do you only want to block the keyboard, or all types of input?

A simple example:

BlockInput(1) ;Disable all user input (mouse and keyboard)

Sleep(5000) ;sleep for 5 seconds

BlockInput(0) ;enable all user input (mouse and keyboard)


Or more complex, but probably more to what you are looking to do:

HotKeySet("d", "DoNothing") ;sets d key to function DoNothing
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate") ;sets ESC key to function Terminate

While 1 ;while loop to keep processor from maxing out
Sleep(100)
WEnd

Func DoNothing() ;does nothing when d key is pressed

EndFunc

Func Terminate() ;exits out when ESC key is pressed
Exit 0
EndFunc


In reference to the above, you will need to do a hotkey for every key you want to do nothing and just set it to the function DoNothing.