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How to Turn Off or Disable Keyboard on MacBook

Disabling the Keyboard on MacBook is quiet easy by following few steps.

Wondering how to turn off or disable the keyboard on your MacBook? You’ve landed in the right place. Disabling the keyboard on MacBook is very easy and you can do it within a few seconds. The reasons for disabling the keyboard on MacBook may differ from one user to others. Sometimes we may feel to replace the keyboard with an external one, we may give MacBook to a toddler for watching kids’ contents and so on. Even though the MacBook does not have a key for disabling it, there are some tricks out there.

Disable Keyboard on MacBook Using Shortcut Key

The first and easiest method to disable the keyboard is by using the shortcut keys. You just need to press Ctrl+ F1 on your keyboard and it will disable the keyboard.

Disable Keyboard on MacBook Using Shortcut key

Disable Keyboard on MacBook Using Third Party App

You can also turn off the keyboard on Macbook by using third-party apps like Karabiner.

[1] Open the web browser on Mac, visit

Disable Keyboard on MacBook- Download

[2] Download and install the Karabiner app on your Mac.

[3] Go to the Search bar and search for Disable.

[4] Select the box which represents the internal keyboard.

You can also use other tools like Keyboard Clean Tool, Lockey, and many more.

Using Apple Script on Terminal

This method involves entering an Apple Script command on your MacBook terminal. To disable your keyboard, open the terminal on Mac and enter this command:

sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleUSBTopCase.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBTCKeyboard.kext

Enter your MacBook password and it will disable the internal keyboard. To re-enable it, go to the terminal and enter

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

That’s it. You can follow these simple procedures to disable the keyboard on MacBook. Do you know any other way to turn off the internal keyboard of MacBook? Mention them in the comments section.

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