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Disabling Webcams During an Online Course

This post will explain the way to disable your webcam on Windows and Linux, so:On the OS level, prevent you from turning on the webcam by mistake, and live-stream your footage of having a meal lying on the bed playing games (NSFW)Prevent certain online lecturing software from secretly turning on the webcam.Windows Procedures ¶Press the Win+R combination key to open the Run window, type devmgmt.msc and enter to open the Device Manager. Your camera will be in Image Acquisition Devices category, right-click on it to disable it.(The following picture is taken from a Simplified Chinese Windows XP, but the procedure and icons should be similar for Windows 7 and 10.)When you need to use the camera, come back to re-enable it, and then close and reopen your browser or online lecturing software....