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Monday, November 5, 2007

Freeware - Nockylock

Nockylock is a freeware program that stops a 2 year old from harming the computer by locking the keyboard and locking the mouse. This software was inspired by my 2 year old who enjoys watching 'The Wiggles'. Unfortunately she also enjoys banging the keyboard and clicking the mouse in the process. This simple utility allows the parent to lock the computer from all input (BlockInput API) and then using ALT-CTRL-DEL select Cancel and then stop the utility

Download. VB6 Source is included in download.

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To install:
1. Copy the Nockylock folder to a location on your harddrive
2. Run the program Nockylock.exe. 
Note: Under Windows 7, right-click Nochylock.exe and select 'Run as Administrator' and select Yes to the Dialog
3. Select 'Start' to commence the countdown to the locking of the PC input. Note: Nockylock will continue to lock the input even if it has lost focus on the desktop. e.g. you can full screen a media player.
4. Once locked select ALT-CTRL-DEL and then select Cancel from the dialog
5. Navigate to the Nockylock window and select 'Stop'
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This application has been tested under various Windows versions - tested under Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003.

** Legal **
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Wednesday Jones said...

Sugar, I have a little angel, and I need to keep her occupied, while I do charilty work.

I hear that this software can lock my child out of the keyboard.

Is that truesies, honey?

November 28, 2008 at 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice tool! I'm only missing the option to automatically start the app without having to click.
Maybe a command line switch to start it could be added. That way i can put this command line in the start up group and lock the keyboard when starting the computer.

September 9, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

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