This program is called Kid-Key-Lock, but it could just as easily be called Cat-Key-Lock. It was just a few days ago that we came back to our computer to find that our cat had added several letters and numbers and 15 pages of carriage returns to a document that we had been working on. Whether you have a curious toddler or an oblivious feline, Kid-Key-Lock can keep your computer safe from unwanted keyboard and mouse input.
The program appears as an icon in the system tray, and you can access the setup menu by right-clicking on it. From there, there are several options for customizing Kid-Key-Lock's functions. You can lock various mouse buttons, the mouse wheel, and double-clicking, and there are four levels of keyboard locking: system key combinations; all keys except characters, space, Enter, and arrow keys; all keys except characters, space, and Enter; or all keys on the keyboard. When only the keyboard is locked, you can click on the program's icon to unlock it; when the mouse is also locked, you can type a password (which the program will display) in order to unlock. The program also accepts one command line parameter that can be used if the password has been forgotten. A built-in Help file is brief but adequate. Overall, Kid-Key-Lock is nothing fancy, but it is an effective way to keep kids, cats, and anyone else who can't read from composing their magnum opus of gibberish.
Kid-Key-Lock installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to everyone.
Kid Key Lock's purpose is to lock specific keyboard keys/combinations and specific mouse functions. Kid Key Lock can be used to prevent accidental presses of the right mouse click, double click, and key combinations such as Alt-F4, Alt-Tab, the "Start" key, etc. It is ideal to be used with young children games, when you want to let your children play a computer game but you dont want them to mess around with your pc. Kid Key Lock (or Kid-Key-Lock, or KidKeyLock) is ideal to be used in order to prevent toddlers from accidentally pressing unwanted buttons on your keyboard and mouse. When Kid Key Lock is running, an indicator icon will appear on your system tray. When you click on the tray icon a pop-up menu will appear. All program functions, including the setup dialog box are accessible from this menu. If you like Kid Key Lock but you may also have a look at Pro Key Lock. Pro Key Lock is shareware. You can download and try it for free for 10 days and if you like it you may buy it for a small price. The program works on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
What's new in this version:
Removed buggy "hide mouse" option. Fixed broken URLs in about box.