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Solved Deleted Caps Lock Key

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  1. panamahat

    panamahat Thread Starter

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    Hi Everyone:

    I used a utility called Sharp Keys to remap several keys sometime ago. One of the keys was Caps Lock, which seems, in the process, to have been deleted. I show it as reassigned to NumLock; however, when I hit that key nothing happens. Neither key locks caps. Worse, when I go to the list of keys, the designation that shows on the remapping doesn't show on the comprehensive list. It looks as though I somehow deleted the key entirely. :oops:

    Is there any way to restore the caps lock function?

    Many thanks for your help!
    Jane
     
  2. Fireflycph

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    The easiest, to me, would be to remove the utility. It's a pretty good guess that that would reset it to the "normal" operation.

    Alternatively, you could try to reconfigure/reset the keyboard functions
     
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  3. panamahat

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    Hi Firefly:

    Thanks for such a quick response. I googled resetting the keyboard functions and that sounds pretty straightforward. The problem I have with this is that the other keys I've remapped are great and crucial to my work. Not sure quite what to do about resetting them. Is there another keymapping program that you would recommend? I don't think I have the need to remap the Caps Lock key any more as evidently Win 10 has a utility for that.

    Thanks again for your help,
    Jane
     
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    Sorry Jane.

    I have no knowledge about keyboard mappers.
     
  5. panamahat

    panamahat Thread Starter

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    Thanks, FF, that's okay. I appreciate your help.:)
    Jane
     
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    Try Method 2 here :- https://troubleshooter.xyz/wiki/enable-or-disable-caps-lock-key-in-windows-10/
    (Don't try Method 1, I think that would remove you're other key mappings.)

    Hopefully you will be able to enable Caps Lock with the KeyTweak program, the download link in the above guide doesn't work any more but you can get it here :- https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/keytweak/

    Select key 30 in the program and if you get an Enable key button click on it. Then reboot the computer and see if Caps Lock works.
     
  7. panamahat

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    Hi Allan:

    Thanks so much. It worked perfectly and no other remapped keys were affected. Will make my day a whole lot easier.

    Thanks again,
    Jane
     
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    You're welcome Jane. :)

    (Please click on the [Mark Solved] button at the top of your page if you're sure it's fixed)
     
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