I think many visitors to the site have children. Everyone certainly has a computer. And now you just have to turn away, as the child begins to play on the computer keyboard, like on a piano. As a result, anything can happen. Therefore, I am often asked questions about how to block a computer from small children.
Also, a lock is needed from time to time, when suddenly you suddenly realize that the keyboard needs to be cleaned, moreover, without delay. Locking the computer in this case is also a more convenient, practical and quick solution than turning off the PC during cleaning.
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There are a lot of tips on the network on this topic, from pulling out the wire to pressing win + L. Regarding the first, I can say that this is not safe with ps / 2 devices (mice and keyboards). The port controller may burn out (or burn and then burn keyboards and mice).
The rest of the regular tools of the system is not particularly convenient, since it involves a complete lock on the computer. Or maybe you need to turn on the baby cartoon or watch the movie yourself. After all, you can go to the kitchen while watching tea and a sandwich, and returning to discover the game on the piano. A lot of options.
Therefore, to the readers’ judgment, I dare to offer more elegant and flexible solutions for locking the computer than pull out the cord or log out of the system. Namely, specialized programs.
Programs without a logo Block Go to the website
The computer is locked on all fronts: keyboard, mouse, drive tray, power button …. In general, power! The computer is password protected. You can lock when the computer boots, set hotkeys to lock and unlock the PC. Set up a sound alert and set up a partial lock (for example, only a DVD drive).
Logoless software Toddler Keys Go to website
The program is similar to the previous one, however, unlike the domestic Block, it was developed by a foreigner, therefore Toddler Keys does not understand the Russian language at all. In this regard, the installation of a Cyrillic password will lead to a delicate situation. To protect yourself from such a situation, you need to set the password digitally. Well, use Toddler Keys only if BLOCK is not to your liking.
Lock PC with BLOCK
Download the program from the link above. It is better to download the archive, rather than the installer, since the computer does not need to be locked constantly. We unpack the downloaded archive and inside the resulting folder we find two programs: Block (computer lock) and Opt (lock settings tuner). Launch the customizer. The following window appears:
Block program settings
There are several subtle points in the settings. Since the computer is blocked from children, if you turn on the sounds, they will play when you press any keys. This is definitely interesting for the child, but we don’t need it, so turn it off. Although if you need something to take a rest, options with sounds will come in handy. Next, click Select lock enable buttons. A window appears for selecting shortcuts to start locking without options and with options:
Blok start and stop keyboard shortcuts
Personally, I do not use hot keys in this case, but made a shortcut to myself in the Start menu and run the program from there when I need to lock the computer. In this case, the settings that I set through Opt are used. Very comfortably.
Starting Block from the menu
Next button – Set a new password:
Enter Block Unlock Password
Please note that the keys you press are displayed in the program window as a digital code, probably not to be spied. So remember that you click. I set 12354. To protect the computer lock, this sequence is quite enough. Well, in fact, the whole setup.
You can put the program folder in a secluded place, make a shortcut for Block, or pin it to the Start menu and you can use it. Click on the shortcut and the cursor freezes. The mouse and keyboard do not work, the drive tray does not open. We press the combination (password) on the keyboard and everything works again.
The Toddler Keys program is approximately the same in function, but does not understand Russian, so set the password in numbers, because in which case the layout cannot be changed.