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Windows 7: Disabling the CAPS LOCK


22 Apr 2010   #1
Valor D

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Disabling the CAPS LOCK

I truly hate the Caps Lock key. I think it is one of the worst ideas ever created, especially in where they decided to place it. I'm constantly hitting it by accident, and it's driving me nuts. I mean, how often do u need to type ALL IN CAPS? Seriously? That's what the shift key is for! Anyway, is there any way of disabling the CAPS Lock? So, that when I hit it, it does absolutely nothing? That would be perfect, thanx.


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22 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

The easiest way will be to download a keyboard remapper to do the work for you. If you don't want to do that you can use the registry solution.

SharpKeys Keyboard Remapper by Randyrants

warning   Warning
Only attempt Registry Edits if you know what you are doing. Be sure to backup the registry first.


Open the Registry Editor
Start > Run > regedit

Navigate to: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]

Select the Keyboard Layout Folder

Edit > New > Binary Value and name it "Scancode Map"

Double Click Scancode Map key and enter
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,2A,00,3A,00,00,00,00,00
As a value.

That will change the Caps Lock key into a Scroll Lock key.

Otherwise, you can download these registry tweaks which should do the trick for you.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HowToGeek.com
ChangeCapsToControl.reg
Changes Caps Lock to be a Control key

ChangeCapsToShift.reg
Changes Caps Lock to be a Shift key

SwitchCapsToScrollLock.reg
Disables Caps Lock and swaps Scroll lock to be Caps Lock

KillCapsLock.reg
Disables Caps Lock

DisableKeyboardRemap
Uninstalls the preference by deleting the key
http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/KeyboardMappings.zip
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22 Apr 2010   #3
Valor D

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanx, I ran the ChangeCapsToShift.reg Program, but still no effect.Is a reboot necessary?
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22 Apr 2010   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Try logging off and back on first.
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22 Apr 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That or at least logging off and back on again.
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22 Apr 2010   #6
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

The easiest way, rip the key off your keyboard and put some tape on it to cover it up. Or just do not press it?
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22 Apr 2010   #7
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

As mentioned you may have to reboot/log-out before the changes take effect.
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22 Apr 2010   #8
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Disable Caps Lock Key in Windows 7 or Vista - How-To Geek

I'm pretty sure that is what I used......basically, I turned my caps lock key into another shift key. That way, at most, I get one accidental capital letter, instead of a whole sentence.
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22 Apr 2010   #9
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

That's exactly what I told him to do

A more advanced method:
AutoHotkey - Free Mouse and Keyboard Macro Program with Hotkeys and AutoText
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22 Apr 2010   #10
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
That's exactly what I told him to do

A more advanced method:
AutoHotkey - Free Mouse and Keyboard Macro Program with Hotkeys and AutoText
I guess it was! I didn't read through everyone's posts before I posted....just immediately jumped on the solution that had worked for me.
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