Browse other questions tagged or. Best thing to do here is set a stopwatch under normal situation with the backlight, and then again without. Other than using an external monitor and so on and , I don't know of any built in way of disabling the keyboard. Now when I try to log in to my user account pw protected , I can't because at least one of the internal keyboard components is repeating and providing a lovely drum and bass soundtrack. There, find and check Ignore built-in trackpad when mouse or wireless trackpad is present.
Get tips, reviews, news, and giveaways reserved exclusively for subscribers. I need to disable the internal keyboard and just use my external so that I can wipe the macbook and hopefully sell for parts, but I can't get past the login screen. Some keys such as the 0 and I no longer work. These are just solutions I thought of on the spot. Compare the results and move on, otherwise you'll never know for sure and could remove one of the nicest features in Macs for no reason at all! Unfortunately, this means you have to be not using your computer at that point. I don't want the user to have any keyboard controls.
Also, not everyone can decide when their office updates computers. Like I have no keyboard input. Here's hoping that someone else with more motivation that me can pull that off. This will require you to enter your password whenever you return to your computer - unless your cat knows it, you'll be protected from any accidental input. The problem is sometimes some keys are sticking so I can be in the middle of a Word document and my a key will start repeating that I'm not typing so the external Keyboard doesn't help in that case.
If you can't access the Macbooks to log in and thus delete the files , maybe try booting them in Target Firewire mode and deleting them from another Mac, although I realize that still might not work because of the messed up keyboard. You might also enjoy: General Computers Devices , , Spent an entire day on this after upgrading to Sierra. Further, an overlay icon will be shown for each modifier key that is pressed. I would imagine I can open it up and maybe pull a plug but I want to avoid this and don't what else may stop working. Please to have it freed.
Something about it being in use or retained. The website links to a different domain advertising a new version that works with mavericks and you can only pay by credit card and no trial download and the whole thing just looks dodgy. Any ideas how to achieve this? I hope they didn't give you trouble. I can't make the terminal script provided above work. Hope I saved someone out there a little time! My goal was to remap the Caps Lock key to Delete and also to disable a few keys.
This will benefit users who are unable to press or have difficulty pressing shortcut key combinations. I claim no responsibility for what happens if you attempt this. However, that developer is currently working on making an app called which combines the functions of both of those apps and is compatible with Sierra. Thanks to features like and accessories like , many users connect their MacBooks to a large external display and a mouse or trackpad. The post refers to the line breaks at the end of the command.
I got the same error messages as the posters above, but it still seems to disable the keyboard just fine. I'm looking for some utility or hack to disable completely the internal keyboard and to re-enable it either using the mouse or using some key combination. I get the same message john2x gets. Lastly, I tried which doesn't have the most friendly interface and would not remap the caps lock key for me, although it did seem to work for other keys but I didn't explore the app much because it wouldn't do what I needed it to. I need to disable it because I can't afford to get my laptop fixed yet and occasionally it types random keys while a large chunk of them have stopped working altogether. Please don't link directly to downloads.
I do get error messages when entering the code, similar to what people get upthread--but I also don't get my keyboard shutting off. I'd like to upgrade to Sierra, but have held off in fear of being stuck being in all caps like you. Note that Karabiner and Karabiner Elements are different applications. If they don't know this already, they probably have no clue what troubleshooting is anyway. When i first did it by accident i thought my keyboard was broken but when i restarted the computer it was back to normal. I already do all of my automation through AppleScript, so Maestro is overkill for me. It was really a fluke that I stumbled across it.