To disable a key or key oombination :
1. Enter the desired key or key combination in the "Key" text box (1).
You can also disable a key combination that includes modifier keys such as Control key, Shift key, Alt key, Windows key e.t.c. To do that, press the key combination in the "Key" text box or another way to do that is to press the key without the modifier keys and then check the desired modifier keys checkboxes afterward.
2. Press the "Add Key" button (2).
3. In the new screen that will appear, set the desired Disable Mode (always, for a specific program or based on a time and week schedule).
4. To start disabling this key and hide the application press on the "OK" button (5). To disable new keys, repeat steps 1. and 2.
When you specify a new key to disable and press on the "Add Key" button (2) another screen will appear where you have to specify the disable mode.
You can choose whether always to disable the key, disable on time and week schedule, disable the key only for a specific program or disable the key for a program only and also based on time and weekly schedule.
To disable the key only for a specific program, it is necessary to specify the program name (filename without the extension .exe) or simply you can press the "Browse" button on the right of the screen and select the program file executable.
To disable the key on a time and week schedule, you have to specify the scheduled start and end time and also you can specify the days for which the key should get disabled by checking and unchecking the appropriate day checkboxes.
To disable a specific program on a specific time schedule, select "Program" and specify the program and then select "Schedule" and specify the schedule and press the "OK" button.
Finally, press on the "OK" button. You can now specify another key to disable.
To disable the mouse select "Add Disable Mouse Options" from the "Mouse" menu.
Then you can specify which mouse buttons to disable or to disable all mouse movement.
Check "Enable Windows Taskbar" to enable clicking and movement of the mouse when you are above the Windows Taskbar.
You can also disable mouse for only a specific area of the screen or for an specific area of the application's Window.
Check "Use Screen coordinates" and specify the area that you want to disable if you want to disable this area for the whole screen or check "Use Application Window coordinates" to disable the mouse only for the specific area of the specific application.
To disable the mouse for a specific program only you have to specify which mouse buttons to disable or to disable mouse movement and then press on the "OK" button and select "Disable for Program Only" or "Disable for Program and on Schedule" and specify the program name.
Then when the mouse gets disabled for the program only, you can continue to use the mouse normally for the other applications by pressing on the "Alt-Tab" keys to change the active program.
To start disabling the keys press on the "OK" button on the main screen (5). It is necessary though before to have specified which keys to disable. Then the application window is hidden, and the specified keys will get disabled based on the conditions you have previously defined. Simple Disable Key can now get accessed and shown by right-clicking on the "Simple Disable Key" icon in the system tray and selecting "Show" from the menu.
To enable a previously disabled key, you will have to select the key row on the grid (3) and press the "Remove" button on the right (4). If you have disabled the key for multiple conditions, then you will have to remove all rows of that key. Afterward, press the "OK" button on the main screen.
To temporarily enable all keys press on the "Enable All Keys" button in the main screen.
To disable Control - Alt - Delete key combination functions select "Disable Control - Alt - Delete" from the "Tools" menu.
To set and lock the state of the Num Lock or Caps Lock or Scroll Lock or Insert keys automatically you have to do the following.
1. Enter the desired key to lock in the textbox.
2. Press on the On or Off buttons to set its desired state or if you want to disable it press on the "Not Set" button.
3. Press on the "Add Key" button.
4. Press on the "OK" button to start disabling the keys.
To disable a key for all modifier key combinations check the "All Combinations" checkbox of the "Modifier Keys" section.
To disable keys automatically even on the Windows Login and Workstation Lock screen check the "Disable Keys on the Windows Login Screen" menu item of the "Options" menu. After that, restart the application and press the "OK" button to disable the keys.
To disable all keys, do not enter a key in the key textbox and press the "Add Key" button. Afterward, when asked "Disable all keys?" press "Yes."
To use settings for all Windows users check the "Use these Settings for all Windows Users" checkbox. Then the current user settings will be used for all Windows users. The user should have administrator privileges.
Simple Disable Key can also be executed from the command line. This is useful for inclusion in scripts e.t.c.
Please note that if you want to use Simple Disable Key from the command line it is necessary to disable the "Simple Disable Key Main Service" windows service to avoid running the application automatically again when it is closed.
You can see the hexadecimal key codes (for the /hexkeycode switch) and the vkcode codes (for the /vkcode switch) of the keys by pressing the "Select" Key button of the main screen.
The command line usage is the following :
Disable keys or mouse. SimpleDisableKey.exe [/keycode:KEY_CODE] [/hexkeycode:HEX_KEY_CODE] [/vkcode:VKCODE] [/ctrl] [/shift] [/alt] [/altgr] [/win] [/apps] [/allmodifiers] [/program:PROGRAM_EXE_NAME] [/schday:SCHEDULE_DAYS] [/schstart:SCHEDULE_START_DATE] [/schend:SCHEDULE_END_DATE] [/state:KEY_STATE] [/mouse:MOUSE_DISABLE_SETTINGS] [/hide] [/enableall] [/?]\n\n keycode : keycode of key that will get disabled. hexkeycode : hexademical keycode value (as it is in the "Select Key" screen). vkcode : vkcode of key that will get disabled. /ctrl : Key combination includes the Control key /shift : Key combination includes the Shift key /alt : Key combination includes the Alt key /altgr : Key combination includes the AltGr key /win : Key combination includes the Windows key /apps : Key combination includes the apps key /allmodifiers : Key combination includes All modifiers program : disable for specific program. schday : Schedule Day (three letters for each day) e.g. MonTueWedFri . schstart : Schedule start date file time e.g. "3/14/2010 2:30:00 AM". schend : Schedule end date file time e.g. "3/14/2010 2:30:00 AM". state : key state for numlock key e.t.c. 1 is on 2 off. mouse : mouse disable settings e.g. LEFTBUTTON|RIGHTBUTTON|LEFTD|RIGHTD e.t.c. /hide : run the application in hidden mode /enableall enable all keys and mouse /? : show help
For example to disable the H key (keycode : 72 or hex keycode 48) you should run the following command :
For example to disable the Control - N key combination run the following :
SimpleDisableKey.exe /ctrl /vkcode:"N key"
You can get the hexadecimal key codes and the vkcodes from the list of the screen that appears when you press the "Select Key" button of the main screen.
To disable a key for a specific program run something like this :
SimpleDisableKey.exe /program:"totalcmd64.exe" /vkcode:"N key"
To enable all keys and mouse after disabling it we run the following command :
The mouse disable settings parameter can consist of one or more of the following switches separated with the | character :
LEFTBUTTON RIGHTBUTTON MIDDLEBUTTON LEFTD RIGHTD MIDDLED X1D X2D X1BUTTON X2BUTTON WHEEL WHEELTILT MOUSEMOVE ENABLETASKBAR:True|False TASKBARHEIGHT:Int Value SCREENCOORDINATES:True|False Xmin1:Int Value Xmax1:Int Value Ymin1:Int Value Ymax1:Int Value Xmin2:Int Value Xmax2:Int Value Ymin2:Int Value Ymax2:Int Value
For example, to disable the left mouse button click and left mouse button double click run something like this :
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You can also change the user interface language from the "Language" menu.