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disabling stdin

Posted by Matt Gerrans on October 10, 2001 at 6:00 PM

> how can I disable CTRL, ALT or DEL keys with Java.
> can I disable calling of task manager in win (CTRL,ALT,DEL - my favorite in windows)?

Disabling CTRL, ALT or DEL keys is not all the same thing as disabling stdin and it cannot be done in Java. It isn't even very easy to do using the Windows API in C, using hookprocs, because of the different flavors of windows (are you talking about Windows 3.1, 95, 98, Me, NT, XP, 2000...?).

If you really need to do this (eg. for kiosk-type setup), you are probably better off using a third-party tool that locks up the system and prevents users from getting to the underlying OS.

- mfg


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