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I'm stuck on an XP machine at work, and I really hate the cap-lock key. In OSX, Linux, and Vista, I have always been able to map it to another ctrl (as it should be in any sane world).

However, in XP, I haven't find a way to do this this that doesn't involve editing resource files...

does anyone have a way to do this?

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This site gives some registry files which can be used to disable the caps lock key or to repurpose it for something else.

Works for XP and also worked on Win7 when I got my new laptop. I hate the caps lock key, especially on machines without a half height key for it.

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+1 for tweaks that don't involve additional programs. – Matthieu Cartier Jan 30 '11 at 10:24

Try KeyTweak:

KeyTweak is a simple utility that allows users to redefine their keyboard input signals. The functionality is made possible by a registry value first documented in Windows 2000, but also present in Windows NT 4.0. and included in XP, Vista and Windows 7.

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