How Do I Turn Off Keyboard on Macbook Pro


How to disable keyboard control keys

Press the Ctrl+F1 keys combination to disable the keyboard control keys on and off.

To disable the Macbook keyboard, open Terminal app (From Applications/Utilities folder) and type the following command.

load/System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.text/Contents/Plugins/AppleUSBTCKeyboard.text/

To re-enable it, type the following into the terminal

Sudo kextload/System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTCKeyboard

You can use the 3rd party apps to disable the Macbook keyboard.

Karabiner

It is a free app to disable the MacBook keyboard when an external keyboard is connected.

How to install Karabiner

Step 1: First download the Karabiner app. Open a downloaded dmg file, and then open a pkg file in dmg.

Step 2: The installer is launched. Install Karabiner.karabiner installerStep 3:  Launch Karabiner from launchpad.

karabiner

KeyboardClean Tool

It is a free app to disable the keyboard with 1 click.  Within 1 click we can re-enable it. Both Bluetooth keyboard and built-in keyboard get disabled simultaneously.

You can remember two things while using keyboard

  1. Before the shutdown, clean your keyboard. This helps to avoid putting pressure on keys.
  2. Don’t allow pet animals (e.g: cat or dog) to walk or sat on the keyboard.

Extra Tip: Macbook pro is abbreviated as MBP. Macbook pro was first announced on 10 January 2006.

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