More on Keyboard Shortcuts
However, some combinations involving the Eject key are not covered by these two methods:
|Option-Command-Eject||Put the computer to sleep|
|Control-Command-Eject||Restart the computer|
|Control Option-Command-Eject||Shut down the computer|
The solution is to use a free software utility for keyboard customization called KeyRemap4MacBook. This awesome utility allows you to re-map just about any key and works on all Mac OS X platforms.
For our kiosk problem, we need to re-map the Eject key to something else. Here is how.
- Download and install KeyRemap4MacBook (Download Link).
- Restart your computer.
- Go to System Preferences – a new icon should be there in the “Other” section at the bottom. Click on it.
- Under the Change Key tab, expand the Change Eject Key section.
- Check Eject to F15 – it could be anything but F15 does the job.
If you find any other key combinations that negatively affect your kiosks, please let me know.
For a complete list of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343