How to Temporarily Disable Your Keyboard With a Keyboard Shortcut in Windows

There are several ways to temporarily disable your keyboard in Windows using a keyboard shortcut. Here’s one method:

  1. Press the Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type “devmgmt.msc” into the box and press Enter to open the Device Manager.
  3. Scroll down to the section labeled “Keyboards” and click the arrow to expand it.
  4. Right-click on your keyboard and select “Disable device” from the context menu.
  5. Windows will prompt you to confirm the action. Click “Yes” to proceed.
  6. Your keyboard will now be disabled, and you will need to use an external keyboard or other input device to control your computer.
  7. To re-enable your keyboard, simply follow steps 1-4 and select “Enable device” instead.

Alternatively, you can use third-party software to achieve the same result. One popular option is “SharpKeys,” which allows you to remap your keyboard keys to different functions, including disabling them altogether. Once installed, you can assign a specific key combination to toggle the remapping on and off, effectively disabling and enabling your keyboard as needed.