Category : Information about the Internet from the early 1990's
Archive   : SLIP_DOS.ZIP
Filename : KEYLOK.DOC

Output of file : KEYLOK.DOC contained in archive : SLIP_DOS.ZIP
DEC 10, 1988

Keylok is easy to use. Just type in the word keylok followed by the
keycodes you wish to change and how you wish to change them:

I = Insert key
N = Num Lock key
C = Caps Lock key
S = Scroll Lock key

By preceding any of these codes with a '+', it will turn on the key
as if you had pressed it from the keyboard. Place a '-' in front of any
key code letter you wished turned off.


keycode +i -n -c +s ;This turns on the Insert and Scroll Lock and turns
;off the Num Lock and Caps Lock keys.

KEYCODE +C +N -S -I ;This does the exact opposite of the example above.

Please note that the order and case (upper/lower) of the letters
do not matter.

I originally wrote the program to set just the Num Lock key on. The
reason for this was that the computer I use at work is an IBM XT with a
101 key keyboard and it normally booted up with the num lock off. I could
see no reason for using the numeric keypad with the Num Lock off, but it
certainly was an irritant having to remember to hit the Num Lock key every
time I booted up. If you have this same, or similar, problem then just put
this in your autoexec.bat file and forget about it.

If you have any feedback on this program, I can be contacted on
CompuServe, #72460,346 or on any one of the fine IBM-based BBS's in
Anchorage, Alaska.

Oh yeah. This is released to the public domain. It cannot be
sold by anyone. I do not want any money. If you wish to send some, then
make a check out to:

Brother Francis Shelter
1021 East Third Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

This shelter serves the homeless of Anchorage and, believe me, the
streets are real cold up here in the winter.


  3 Responses to “Category : Information about the Internet from the early 1990's
Archive   : SLIP_DOS.ZIP
Filename : KEYLOK.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: