@artsyhonker Molly guard? Mouse is a touchpad, but I could find out (or set up) hotkeys to disable it during composing sessions ...
@strypey A Molly guard is a physical cover for a button.
@artsyhonker ah, OK. I'm not sure how well that would work with my netbook keyboard, and I'm more looking for a software solution I can easily deploy if I switch devices. But thanks for the tip :-)
not heard of them called molly guards, but Ofcom (UK Communications Ministry) ordered ITV's playout centre to fit one of these over the large red "TAKE NEXT" button on a TV studio controller after an incident where England were playing football and just as they scored a goal someone pressed the button, causing the live feed to be cut across by adverts - on that particular system (which I've worked on) are completely impossible to stop once the button is pressed 😆 >>
ITV also got a large fine for doing this, as it was one of the first HD transmissions and loads of people had bought HD tellies specially to watch this match.
it was ITV's decision to have the system set up in that manner (making it impossible to stop an advert sequence) in the 1990s as they openly admitted that they considered the adverts to be more important than programme content...
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