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Help: Disable Caps Lock key.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LouArnold, Jun 23, 2009.

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  1. LouArnold

    LouArnold Thread Starter

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    How do you disable the caps lock key?

    The caps lock key on my laptop is big and hard to avoid when typing. I would love to disable only that key - perhaps make caps lock work only when I hold the shift or alt and caps lock keys at once. I would assume that a page file such as would be used for non-US keyboards would do the job, but how this would be done is a mystery, and an easier alternative would be welcome - to many of us, I assume.
     
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    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    I have taken the simple step of physically preventing the key from being depressed by putting a piece of plastic or cardboard under it that is held in place by some tape. Not too neat but it has worked.

    Now I will follow the lead in the link provided above.

    {redoak}
     
  4. LouArnold

    LouArnold Thread Starter

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    That link to the article still worked, and the information was excellent. It solved the problem: I was able to disable the caps lock key and place the function under the Scroll Lock key (Fn, F12). The solution is easy to implement thanks to the supplied registry data files. You only need to import the desired file via regedit to achieve the result you want.

    kudos to Jason08, and to "the How-To Geek" for the solution.
     
  5. Jason08

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    Glad it's now working.:)
    You can mark the thread solved by clicking the "Mark Solved" button at the top of the thread.
     
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