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I'd like to know if there's a way to disable the LED light of my capslock key. I'd like to use it for gaming but everytime I press it the LED turn on and it blinds me.

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Go low tech - use good ol' electrical tape! –  Karan Jun 7 '13 at 4:10
    
@Karan: beat me to it. Amusingly, I distinctly recall there's a commercial product to do that. Personally, I favour blue tac for that, assuming its a non painted surface –  Journeyman Geek Jun 7 '13 at 4:18
    
@JourneymanGeek I also recall seeing a special product for this (I can't remember the name of it)... It was definitely amusing through! :D –  Breakthrough Jun 7 '13 at 4:25
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You can use a tool like AutoHotKey to rebind it to another unused key, which won't allow capslock to be enabled and thus disable the light. I recommend reading the AutoHotKey Tutorial for more information on how to get started.


For example, I use AutoHotKey to rebind CapsLock to Ctrl:

Capslock::Ctrl

Simply place that in a text file with an extension of .ahk, double click, and you're off!

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Thanks, that's what I was looking for ! –  Savannah Taulbee Jun 7 '13 at 4:28
    
@SavannahTaulbee: If all you're after is key remapping and you aren't using AHK already, SharpKeys or similar can help. These programs use Windows' own key remap mechanism via the registry and do not need a program to be constantly running, as AHK will. –  Karan Jun 7 '13 at 4:41
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