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Is there a way to ignore all mouse and keyboard input while the script is running?

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BlockInput will block all but CTRL-ALT-DEL



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maybe BlockInput()

edit: oops :)

This was just the function/method I was looking for. Now two things. Is the anyway to even catch that CTRL-ALT-DEL combination. What I basically want to to is to ensure that the kids that come into my computer center use their own username and password combinations to log onto windows. I they pass around there password I want to lock the keyboard and mouse on BOTH computers and throw up a rude dialog saying not to do that then shut both computers down and log it in a sqlite database.

I know that is a lot of stuff and its something that I am working on but the BlockInput() function seems to take care of at least one part.

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This was just the function/method I was looking for. Now two things. Is the anyway to even catch that CTRL-ALT-DEL combination. What I basically want to to is to ensure that the kids that come into my computer center use their own username and password combinations to log onto windows. I they pass around there password I want to lock the keyboard and mouse on BOTH computers and throw up a rude dialog saying not to do that then shut both computers down and log it in a sqlite database.

I know that is a lot of stuff and its something that I am working on but the BlockInput() function seems to take care of at least one part.

Hotkeyset("Your key","Nothing")
Func Nothing()
;Do nothing
EndFunc

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Hi, your example will not work in this case, because you can not set hotkeys to Ctrl Alt Del...

From help file:

The following hotkeys cannot be set:

Ctrl+Alt+Delete It is reserved by Windows

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Hi, your example will not work in this case, because you can not set hotkeys to Ctrl Alt Del...

From help file:

:)

My idea was set 1 of the key as hotkey in doing nothing so it won't count as pressed.

But guess it didn't work.

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Blockinput doesn't block mouse events, just keyboard ones. Mousetrap is able to confine a mouse.

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#9 ·  Posted (edited)

Blockinput doesn't block mouse events, just keyboard ones. Mousetrap is able to confine a mouse.

The help file: "Disable/enable the mouse and keyboard." Edited by herewasplato

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BlockInput() does block mouse events. i send manadar's msn control program to my friend and sent "BlockInput~command" [blockInput() on his computer] and he started yelling at me about how i froze his computer [his mouse wasnt moving]

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Ohh, I stand corrected then - I must have remembered incorrectly. I tried using it about 18 months ago to make a computer lockdown script (similar to <WIN><L>) and for some reason, I couldn't use blockinput. I do remember that it wasn't due to it not blocking <CTRL><ALT><DEL> though (I found another way around that). I think it may have had something to do with AutoIt not being able to simulate send certain keys once activated.

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#12 ·  Posted (edited)

Ohh, I stand corrected then - I must have remembered incorrectly. I tried using it about 18 months ago to make a computer lockdown script (similar to <WIN><L>) and for some reason, I couldn't use blockinput. I do remember that it wasn't due to it not blocking <CTRL><ALT><DEL> though (I found another way around that). I think it may have had something to do with AutoIt not being able to simulate send certain keys once activated.

you can use block imput, if you put Ctrl + Alt as hotkeyset, and the function is block input, so every time tou try to send Ctrl Alt Delete, there will by no reaction, becouse after you press Ctrl and Alt the you all ready have a function, and the windows function will by canceled!!!!

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you can use block imput, if you put Ctrl + Alt as hotkeyset, and the function is block input, so every time tou try to send Ctrl Alt Delete, there will by no reaction, becouse after you press Ctrl and Alt the you all ready have a function, and the windows function will by canceled!!!!

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#14 ·  Posted

Three lines... Add to run at startup...

;Function Windows Must Die
While 1
block input (1)
wend

It's off only when its delete from startup

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#15 ·  Posted

You cannot block Alt+Ctrl+Delete but you can do something like that:

While 1
    If ProcessExists("taskmgr.exe") Then ProcessClose("taskmgr.exe")
    Sleep(100)
WEnd

It's the best method to follow. Try it.

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#16 ·  Posted

2 erebus:

Try to run this:

While 1
blockinput (1)
wend

Its block taskmgr.exe. You can see taskmgr but anyway keyboard & mouse are blocked.

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#17 ·  Posted

Yes I know.

You can just add this piece of code as an addition, for cosmetic reasons, if the ultimate lock of your workstation is what you seek in this universe.

Cheers.

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#18 ·  Posted

Thanks to all that added to this thread. I will try all these solutions. I run a community computer center for kids and adults and I need a way of blocking input to the workstations until software updates,anti virus scans and antispyware scans are completed.

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#20 ·  Posted

This code will enable or disable Ctr+Alt+Del in Windows XP SP2

CODE

Case $msg = $startup

GUIDelete()

$message = " Ctrl+Alt+Del DISABLED"

DisplayMessage()

RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM", "DisableTaskMgr", "REG_DWORD", "1")

ExitLoop

Case $msg = $ctrlaltdel

GUIDelete()

$message = " Ctrl+Alt+Del ENABLED"

DisplayMessage()

RegWrite("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM", "DisableTaskMgr", "REG_DWORD", "0")

ExitLoop

Cheers Ant..

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