Toddler Keys

Toddler Keys

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.97
  • Total Downloads:
    28,532
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    480.8KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    40
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This handy tool prevents tiny hands from fiddling with your computer by locking your drives, the keyboard, and the mouse. Toddler Keys' straightforward interface lets you easily customize its settings to bar your PC's functions. You can lock your CD drives, keyboard, mouse, and sleep and power button. However, disabling the power button is only available to Windows XP users. The program can be set to run automatically when left idle for a user-specified time and will display images and plays a WAV audio file when keys are pressed. Toddler Keys' locking power can be quickly disabled by typing a user-defined password. This free utility not only minimizes the damage youngsters can do, but it could also double as a privacy program.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Wouldn't Lock Keyboard"

September 14, 2014

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

..........

Cons

For whatever reason it refused to just lock the keyboard. It could lock the keyboard and mouse, but not the keyboard only - thereby rendering it absolutely useless for my needs.

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5 stars

"Perfect solution for my needs"

April 24, 2014  |  By strongwebs

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

Fast, easy install

Cons

One-trick pony

Summary

I needed something to lock my keyboard when I clean it. This is the perfect solution.

Updated on Apr 24, 2014

PS- Works great on Windows 7 32-bit.

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3 stars

"It's perfect but I have to keep reinstalling!"

August 06, 2010  |  By ManaStorm

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

Locks keyboard, mouse AS WELL AS power button and drive doors. Allows you to select which drive doors to lock and you can disable or enable any combination of locks at will. Password display option once locked.

Cons

I don't know what it is, but it keeps prompting me to reinstall/repair on each and every startup. No known fixes. Also, you can't let something play, like Netflix, and lock everything b/c screen will eventually go to screensaver mode.

Summary

This program would be so perfect if I didn't have to keep reinstalling upon each startup. But, this is the only program I've found that lets you lock the power button, drive doors, as well as mouse and keyboard all in one program. You can choose your own password and images upon lock which is a nice customization feature. You also have an option to display little squigglies with the mouse if your toddler plays with it upon locking. To me that just makes it more attractive so I disabled.

I only gave 3 stars just because it keeps prompting me to reinstall. That's a a really big glitch! Other than that I love it!

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1 stars

"Don't Download!"

July 05, 2010  |  By trish2tew

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

My toddler loved it!

Cons

It locked my CD drive, and made it extremely difficult to use even if TK wasn't engaged. It also gave me a trojan and 2 malware items!

Summary

Don't use if you value your computer!

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4 stars

"Pretty good program"

April 04, 2010  |  By Sheafferkin

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

Locks the keyboard, mouse, touchpad, power button.

Cons

Interferes with Standby/Sleep mode on two different computers.

Summary

First came across this program when I was using a WinME desktop exclusively. Can't remember if I ever used it there, but...

On my XP laptop it tended to disable the key combination that put the computer into Standby mode, requiring me to go into the control panel-->power saver settings and reset that feature.

On my new Windows 7 laptop, after running the program once last night, and then typing 'quit', it seemed to work fine. However, after closing the lid and leaving the computer for a while I had to reboot to get my computer fully out of sleep mode. What happened when I opened the lid was, instead of waking up, the screen displayed the mouse pointer in the middle of a black screen. Since this is a new computer, I started to worry that there was already some kind of hideous error that would require me to contact the manufacturer. After a few unsuccessful attempts at getting the computer to wake up, I remembered I'd run Toddler Keys earlier in the evening and decided to try shutting the computer down via the power button. When I started it back up, everything was normal again.

I like this program, but this little bug is frustrating. Would give it a 5-star rating otherwise. As it is, I took off one star.

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5 stars

"Cats won't be messing up my laptop"

January 29, 2010  |  By jcrboy

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

Quick and easy setup; Customizable lock and unlock.

Cons

No cons so far.

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2 stars

"Well meant, badly designed"

November 13, 2008  |  By chengiz

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

What it does is extremely useful to be able to do for exactly the reason it was built for: prevent babies and toddlers doing stuff when you're working.

Cons

It does not remember previous settings: I dont want drives or power button locked, but every time it starts, it locks them again. It also changed middlemouse settings even when the mouse is unlocked. All in all, more trouble than it's worth.

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1 stars

"Don't download. Virus detected when I want to dowload"

July 15, 2008  |  By acespower

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

...

Cons

My Avira Antivir detected a virus called DR/Delwin.AO when I attempted to download. It's so fast that you probably can't stop it from downloading. But just delete the files. Be careful with very small-sized files.

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5 stars

"wonderful"

April 16, 2008

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

right program to lock the computer and makes pc safe. very simple and easy to use.

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5 stars

"Easy to Use"

December 30, 2007  |  By tking276

 |  Version: Toddler Keys 0.97

Pros

Great for keeping the pc safe from the little helper in our house.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Toddler Keys
Publisher web site http://tk.ms11.net/
Release Date November 10, 2005
Date Added November 10, 2005
Version 0.97
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Parental Control
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 480.8KB
File Name toddlerkeyssetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,532
Downloads Last Week 40
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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