[iBook] Disabling ALL Keyboard Commands: Anti-Kitten Techniques

Fred Stevens K2FRD k2frd at mac.com
Tue Jan 30 07:31:28 PST 2007

I have a new kitten which loves walking, running, romping, and 
otherwise crossing my iBook's keyboard while I'm using it. She has 
found new keystroke commands that I had never dreamed existed nor 
were possible. I can't state what keys she pressed since her speed 
across the keyboard approaches Warp 9, but the effects are such 
things as causing an application's window to jump up and down, change 
applications, move a window left, right, or down, and a lot more, 
none of which I knew was possible with keystroke commands. None of 
these are direct functions of the keys' surface purposes, i.e., 
alphabet, numbers, characters, screen brightness, sound levels, etc. 
I have long since disabled all keystroke commands and Function keys 
in System Preferences. I couldn't find any preference to change in 
the Finder Preferences and I tried Onyx to see if there is something 
I'm missing. Nothing. Yet, this little furry monster (her name is 
Earthquake for obvious reasons, age 3 months) manages to change my 
whole screen performance by dashing over the keyboard. (She's also 
learned it's fun to pry up the keys with her little claws, but that's 
another problem.)

Any ideas or suggestions short of completely severing the keyboard 
power strip or caging what is probably the cutest kitten since they 
invented kittens?


73 de Fred Stevens K2FRD, VO2FS

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