Lock the remote keyboard and mouse

Last updated on Oct 11, 2023

You can temporarily lock the remote user's keyboard and mouse during an active connection to prevent them from interfering with your work. 

When controlling a remote desktop, select Settings > Lock remote keyboard/mouse on the remote desktop toolbar.

A yellow border will appear around the remote screen within your remote desktop window to let you know that the remote keyboard and mouse are currently disabled.

You can turn this feature on or off at any time during a remote connection.

You can also disable remote input for all your future connections. To do so, go to the Expert application's Settings menu and select Remote desktop > Lock remote keyboard/mouse.

In this case, the remote mouse and keyboard will be locked at the start of every new connection. However, you will still be able to unlock them individually for each connection via the remote desktop toolbar.

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