How To Disable Macbook Build-In Keyboard

Does Anyone Know How Do I Disable My Macbook Pro Keyboard

A few weeks ago we discussed disable laptop keyboard. Mainly when build-in keyboard stop functioning or user want to use USB keyboard than in this case user want to disable the built-in keyboard.

However, it’s not necessary if you want to use the external keyboard you can easily use it without disabling the built-in keyboard in Windows and Mac OS X.

How To Disable Macbook Keyboard Guides

Sometimes due to MacBook keyboard cleaning some key button stop working and you’ve to purchase an external new MacBook keyboard.

But before plug-in the external apple keyboard you’ve to disable the built-in keyboard on your Mac OS X computer.

There appropriate methods from which you can easily turn off keyboard on MacBook.

Disabling Macbook Keyboard Using Shortcut Key 

There is a shortcut key from which you can temporarily disable the MacBook keyboard.

( Ctrl + F1 ) to disable keyboard controls

Disabling Mac OS X keyboard Using Script

Using an apple script you can also disable the keyboard on Mac OS X computers. However this some users complain this script doesn’t work for them.

To Disable Keyboard :

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

To Re-Install Keyboard :

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

For more information regarding this apple script visit this official discussion webpage.

Using Software To Disable Macbook Keyboard 

There are also some software’s and 3rd party programs form which you can turn off keyboard keys.

The software’s to disable Mac OS X keyboard includes.

Use Karabiner To Disable Keyboard In Macbook 

Step 1 : 

Install Karabiner in your Mac OS X

Step 2 : 

Search for “disable” as shown in the given screenshot.



Step 3 : 

Click on the corresponding box.