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Windows 7: Another caps lock question - tURN oFF tHIS bEHAVIOUR

02 Nov 2016   #1
hellopaul

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Another caps lock question - tURN oFF tHIS bEHAVIOUR

Hello,
I have read in many places how to set caps lock to turn off using the shift key OR the caps lock key (but not both; technically it's "shift XOR caps lock"), but I'd like to find a way to turn off caps lock using EITHER shift or caps lock.

This is mainly to remove the ridiculous behaviour where, if I've got caps lock ON, when I press shift, it produces lower case characters. When would anyone ever need this? Never is the answer, and that's why on Mac OS systems, pressing shift while caps lock is on has no effect (other than producing symbols on the number keys). So I thought "ah! If I press shift, it'll turn off caps lock, great!". But the control panel method only has a mutually-exclusive radio button, so I can set shift to turn off caps lock, but not caps lock to turn off caps lock as well. How ludicrous is that?

So does anyone know of a way (a registry hack?) to enable caps lock to be turned off using EITHER caps lock OR shift? So basically I'd be enabling both the options in that control panel.

And I don't want to disable the caps lock key entirely; I don't tend to use it FOR SHOUTING but often, in my graphic design work, clients want stuff set in all upper case (which I normally apply as a character style but some apps don't have that support).

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!


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