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I like to use Caps Lock for Push-to-talk in VOIP software, but it annoys me having to rehit the key to have proper case to type every now and then. Does anyone know an easy way to disable the uppercase/lowercase changing portion of the button, but so it would still work in programs like Mumble/Teamspeak/Ventrilo?

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migrated from Dec 15 '11 at 20:30

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I just found out that Caps Lock is really frowned upon by a lot of people... I use it all the time for typing an Uppercase character instead of shift (capsLock ON -> letter -> capsLock OFF) and I'm so used to it that I have a minimum of 110 wpm regardless. – Eton B. Dec 15 '11 at 20:05
Bwarner: I guess you are right. I just posted in Gaming since I expected more gamers to be familiar with this issue. – red Dec 15 '11 at 21:38

One thing you could do is follow the steps described here

This will allow you to remap your Caps Lock key into something else (I wouldn't recommend Shift/Control as they are very commmon in gaming) like Scroll Lock. Then on your application you set your PushToTalk key to Scroll Lock and voila.

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That worked. Ty. – red Dec 15 '11 at 20:30

I don't think its possible to disable caps lock without losing the ability for push to talk since it'll register differently.

However, you can remap it to a more benign key (I usually use scroll lock for push to talk with the thumb button on my mouse).

There are instructions here that shows you how to map it to shift on windows xp. You'll have to dig a little to see how to do it for windows 7 and map it to scroll lock, but the idea is the same.

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Replying here myself as well, since I found even easier solution. This article has a download file (.reg files in a .zip) for few easy swaps:

  • Caps Lock -> Scroll Lock
  • Caps Lock -> CTRL
  • Caps Lock -> Shift
  • Disable Caps Lock
  • Revert changes



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