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Windows 7: Caps Lock malfunction

26 Jul 2012   #1
AllanP

 
Caps Lock malfunction

On my dell Studio Laptop the Caps Lock will go to Caps, but won't return to lower case. I have Mint Linux on a partition (where I'm now typing) and it works fine; so I assume it's a windows 7 thing. If I hit the shift key along with a dash it will go lowercase.


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26 Jul 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Don't know if this will help or not but go to Control Panel > Region and Language > Keyboards and Languages tab > Change Keyboards... button. In the new dialog box that opens, click the Advanced Key Settings tab. Make sure that in the "To turn off Caps Lock" section you have selected "Press the CAPS LOCK key".
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26 Jul 2012   #3
AllanP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Don't know if this will help or not but go to Control Panel > Region and Language > Keyboards and Languages tab > Change Keyboards... button. In the new dialog box that opens, click the Advanced Key Settings tab. Make sure that in the "To turn off Caps Lock" section you have selected "Press the CAPS LOCK key".
Yes already did that.
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26 Jul 2012   #4
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Think the Sticky Keys may be the culprit.

Type "Ease of Access Center" in the Start Menu and press ENTER
Go to "Make the keyboard easier to use" at the bottom.
Click on "Set Up Sticky Keys"
Check if the "Lock modifier keys when pressed twice in a row"

This could be the problem here.
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27 Jul 2012   #5
AllanP

 

[QUOTE=gladson1976;2025449]Think the Sticky Keys may be the culprit.

Type "Ease of Access Center" in the Start Menu and press ENTER
Go to "Make the keyboard easier to use" at the bottom.
Click on "Set Up Sticky Keys"
Check if the "Lock modifier keys when pressed twice in a row"

This could be the problem here.[/QUOT
NOPE; SOUNDED GOOD, BUT NO CIGAR; THANKS ANYWAYS.
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27 Jul 2012   #6
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

How long have you had this problem? If recent (the past few days) have you considered system restore? Do you remember what you were doing just before the problem began (installing a program, playing a game, running Windows Updates, etc?)
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27 Jul 2012   #7
Dellswapnajan

Windows 7 ultimate X 64
 
 

Hi AllanP,

My name is Swapnajan and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
Yes, you can definitely try the system restore. Also please go to device manager and find the keyboard uninstall the device by right clicking on the same. Restart the system. You will see the fresh native driver getting loaded for the device.

Thanks & Regards
Dellswapnajan
Dell Social Media Responder
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28 Jul 2012   #8
AllanP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
How long have you had this problem? If recent (the past few days) have you considered system restore? Do you remember what you were doing just before the problem began (installing a program, playing a game, running Windows Updates, etc?)
Good advice and something I should have done when I first notices it; when I thought it was my laptop malfunctioning; until I finally thought to go into Linux and try it there. I can't remember when it started; probably a couple of weeks ago. I have Acronis True Image backups so I guess I can go back to one of those earlier backups. Thanks.
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28 Jul 2012   #9
AllanP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dellswapnajan View Post
Hi AllanP,

My name is Swapnajan and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
Yes, you can definitely try the system restore. Also please go to device manager and find the keyboard uninstall the device by right clicking on the same. Restart the system. You will see the fresh native driver getting loaded for the device.

Thanks & Regards
Dellswapnajan
Dell Social Media Responder
Did that and now I can't boot at all. I have to find a driver and install it with Windows repair I guess.

Nope. Guess Acronis True Image to the rescue.
Update. Back up and running; still the same. I could have gone back to a previous image, but thought I'd try and find the problem.
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18 Mar 2015   #10
anonymenet

win7 pro
 
 
Fixed

Thank you marsmimar, you saved my day
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