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I have a Japanese keyboard at home on which the Caps Lock functions differently to the standard UK/US keyboard.
To toggle Caps Lock you need to use Shift + Caps Lock which pretty much eliminates setting it accidentally.

Is there any way to set up the same behaviour on a UK/US keyboard for my work PC. I'm using Win XP Prof.

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In autohotkey:

CapsLock::Return
+CapsLock::CapsLock

Though you could then set Capslock itself to a much more useful function rather than disabling it entirely. You could have it equal to shift, for example:

Capslock::Shift

or set it to open/switch to Firefox:

Capslock::
SetTitleMatchMode, 2
IfWinExist, Mozilla Firefox
{
IfWinActive, Mozilla Firefox
{
Send ^t
Send !d
sleep, 100
Send ^a
}
WinActivate
WinWaitActive
}
else
Run %programfiles%\Mozilla Firefox 3.1 Beta 3\firefox.exe
return

(Though the latter would need a tiny bit of configuration for FF's path, and how long you need the sleep to be)

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Is that the version of firefox you're using or does it not update the directory name when it updates itself? :) –  RCIX Sep 9 '09 at 12:30
    
Rightio :) (15 characters? What is this :() –  Phoshi Sep 9 '09 at 12:38
    
Oh! Somebody merged it all for me! How nice <3 RCIX, it is indeed that FF doesn't update it's directories - running the latest 3.5 stable :P (Though I do get updates a few days early because I'm still apparently a "beta tester", but it's never given me trouble :) –  Phoshi Sep 9 '09 at 12:40
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An additional point is that AHK comes with a compiler, to make portable executables, so you don't need to install AHK itself, though it did seem to need elevation under win7, and doesn't work in elevated applications in vista unless it's also elevated. XP it'd work fine, though. –  Phoshi Sep 9 '09 at 14:43
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+1 for an AHK solution. –  The How-To Geek Sep 9 '09 at 21:36

You can use Autohotkey for this

+CapsLock::CapsLock
CapsLock::return
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... and so much more too –  RCIX Sep 9 '09 at 12:27

I use SharpKeys and map my Caps Lock to be a mute button on my PCs. I use it all the time now.

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The small free application CapsUnlock does this fine.

CapsUnlock supersedes the locking mechanism of the CapsLock key and thus prevents the accidental turning on of CapsLock. It runs as a little tray application in the taskbar. The user can select an override option, which allows CapsLock to be switched on and off by holding down the left Shift key while pressing CapsLock.

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I hated accidental caps until I came across this: ihATEtHEcAPSlOCKkEY

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Thanks T. This let's me disable Caps Lock but not toggle it though. –  pelms Sep 9 '09 at 13:08

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