Disable Special Keys Feature Not Available in LabVIEW

Updated Sep 10, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • LabVIEW Datalogging and Supervisory Control Module

Issue Details

I'm trying to use the Disable Special Keys option (Tools>>Options>>Security) from LabVIEW but it is not available.

How can activate it?


To use the Disable special keys option you should install the NI Keyboard Filter Driver following the steps below:

1. Consider that the NI Keyboard Filter Driver is only compatible with Windows 32-bit OS.
2. Download the Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module. The latest version is available here.

3. Open the installer and go to:

4. Open the kbFilter.msi file and complete the software installation.
5. Reboot your computer and relaunch LabVIEW.

Additional Information

If you are using LabVIEW with other OS (different from Windows 32-bit) you can programmatically disable the key using the method suggested in Programmatically Disable Functioning of a Keyboard Key in LabVIEW.


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