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A weight to hold down a key on the keyboard?

Hi all,
Anyone know if there's a such thing as a weight to hold down a key on the keyboard so I don't have to? So, for example, if I want to boot up with a modifier key held down, I could tell my computer to restart, plop something down on the option key, say, and walk away and do something productive for a few minutes.

I'd imagine a little bit of lead (encased in some safe non-toxic material) with a bit of rubber on the bottom would do it. I'm not sure what search terms to use to try and find this, but I figured this is the right crowd to ask!

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Seems like the trick would...

Seems like the trick would be to use something that would work with the angle of the keyboard. Something that you just sit on a key seems likely to slip off. What about carefully applying the right amount of Pla-Doh on top of a key? Seems like it might take a fair amount of it to get enough weight, but you could mold the dough to balance the angle of the keyboard.

Or maybe use the dough to stick something a bit heavier to the key, to keep it from slipping off.




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