Questions about the CAPS LOCK KEY, its usage, and customizing its use.

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Map CapsLock to Escape in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

I used to use Seil to map my Caps Lock to Escape, but this no longer works in OS X 10.10. Attempts at doing the same thing with setxkbmap and xmodmap have also failed. Are there other options for ...
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key in Mac OS X Lion?

I would like to remap the Caps Lock key to some other unused key (in a system-wide fashion). Being a MacVim.app user, I always liked to idea of remapping the Caps Lock key to some other key such as ...
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Using CapsLock LED for other purposes

Currently I use following autohotkey script to change keyboard layout using the CapsLock button. SetCapsLockState, AlwaysOff +CapsLock::CapsLock #SingleInstance force CapsLock::Send, ...
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Remap CapsLock(tap) to ESC and CapsLock(hold) to CTRL in OS X Lion

For vim purposes, I'd like to remap CapsLock to CTRL when used in combination with other keys and ESC when used in isolation. None of the existing solutions give both functionality - only one or the ...
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Linux remap capslock to iso <>| key

Heres my .Xmodmap: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 66 = less greater less greater bar brokenbar bar brokenbar The greater an less signs are working but the pipe still does not want to. What am I ...
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How can I tell if my numlock etc. buttons are active if I don't have a light?

My home laptop doesn't have any lights or indicators to show that I've got numlock, caps lock or scroll lock on. The only indication I get is when a program tells me I got caps lock on when entering a ...
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Typing numbers on a MacBook Pro with AZERTY keyboard with Caps Lock — possible?

I have a Belgian AZERTY keyboard on my MacBook Pro. Sadly, it appears to be impossible to use Caps Lock to type numbers — I still need to hold Shift for every number I want to type. Is it possible to ...
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Can I map Control to the Caps Lock key and keep the toggle functionality in Linux?

Can I change the Caps Lock key to Control and still keep the on/off nature of Caps Lock? I've checked into using xmodmap and seem to have hit a dead end. Many people want to swap them, but they also ...
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IE10 crash on a tab when use caps lock on a password field

I have a weird issue with an HP ProBook 4530s laptop on W7. When using IE10 and trying to enter a password (on all websites : gmail, yahoo, etc.) a tooltip informs me when I use CAPS LOCK. Problem is ...
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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages). Desired behavior: capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale ...
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Vim - Is Capslock on?

When I work with Vim I almost never look at my keyboard (like it should be!) and this is great, but sometimes, unknowingly I hit the CapsLock key and causes me to yell at my screen. Because, you ...
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Converting capital letters to small or vice cersa [closed]

If I type a long paragraph which was intended to be written totally in small letters and later if i find that i have written it in Capital letters by keeping caps lock on by mistake,then is there any ...
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Word Caps-Lock click will return to the other language

I want to write in 2 languages in Word Office. I'm in my language and click Caps-Lock to swtich to English. When I click again on Caps-Lock in order to return to my language, it stays in english(low ...
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Change the Windows key to Caps Lock in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I often use the Windows key in order to switch between workspaces. However, the Windows key is located in a rather uncomfortable position finger-wise, so I would like to change it to the Caps Lock key ...
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key in Mac OS X Mavericks?

What's the easiest way to map the Control key to Caps Lock? I just want to make it easier when I'm programming
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capslock strange behavior on my laptop

My problem is the following : "alt" and "alt gr" won't work without "capslock" on ! So I keep switching "capslock" on and off when I need those : ~#{[|`\^@]} really annoying when programming ! and ...
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Map Caps Lock to Control while keeping the regular Control key on Windows

There are a lot of resources on how to swap Caps Lock and Control on Windows, but all of them swap Caps Lock and Control. What I want is to have Caps Lock as Control without mapping Control to Caps ...
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Synronize caps-lock between OSX and Windows via RDC client

I'm accessing Windows via the RDC client for OSX. Occasionally, the caps-lock willget out of synch between the two environments. When this happens when I am using a Windows VM in VMWare Fusion, I ...
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Remapping CapsLock key

I've remapped CapsLock key to work like this : CapsLock + J = Left arrow key CapsLock + K = Down arrow key etc. I've used xmodmap (as explained in Mapping Super+hjkl to arrow keys under X). The ...
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My capslock key is taking screenshots and saving them to my Public Pictures folder

So today while playing Borderlands 2, my SSD popped up and said that there is no enough space. At first I did not understand what was going on, but after investigating a bit, I found thousands of ...
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Ubuntu doesn't release caps lock

I usally use the Caps Lock to write the first capital letter of a word, and it happens that when i release it, ubuntu waits before effectively releasing the caps lock. i.e. if on the keyboard i press ...
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Disable capslock LEDs light

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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Map caps lock to control. In linux. Without X

I'm trying to map caps lock to control in a terminal. X is not enabled. Distro is Arch linux. Is this possible?
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Caps Lock key not working in VMware Player

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest on VMware Player on Win 7. Recently I noticed that the Caps Lock key has no effect in the VM. SHIFT key works fine in capitalizing the typed keys. How can I make ...
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Caps lock button does nothing

On my computer, the Caps Lock button no longer does anything. Troubleshooting Steps: Swapped out several keyboards. Same problem with each. Tried virtual keyboard Caps Lock (does work, and even ...
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How do I prevent accidental [Caps Lock] hits, by enforcing a mandatory hold delay of a second or more?

Is there a way/utility to activate CAPS LOCK only after the key has been held down for one second or more? I don't want to completely disable it, just prevent accidental activation of this function. ...
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Mac OS X Caps Locks Key Flash on HD Activity

Is there an application or plug-in that can make the Mac OS X caps locks key flash on HD Activity. I have switched the binding on Caps Lock to Ctrl so light is sitting there idle. If this doesn't ...
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sing CapsLock to switch the keyboard language layout

Currently I am using Recaps for switching between keyboard layouts. But I am looking for a replacement, because it is a little buggy and not updated for years. Do you know any replacement?
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Is it possible to control the CAPS LOCK LED on OS X?

I don't use the CAPS LOCK functionality in OS X, so I disabled the key under the system preferences. Now that key is completely useless to me - ok, I could map the CMD/CTRL/ALT key to that key, but I ...
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How can I toggle caps lock when the Caps Lock key is remapped?

I have a Das Keyboard plugged into a ThinkPad running Linux. For some reason, sometimes Ubuntu requires me to re-run xmodmap when I unlock my screen, which swaps my Caps Lock key with Control, as I ...
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Caps lock can only be turned off by shift key, regardless of setting

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on a Sony VAIO VPC-F23BFX laptop. The problem is that the caps lock key can only be turned off using the shift key. In Control Panel's Regional Settings, it does not ...
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Change caps lock to shift lock on mac?

On the macintosh system, if you use Caps Lock it only changes the characters to capital characters but does not change numbers to symbols. I think this actually makes more sense, because if you are ...
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On-screen CAPS LOCK indicator

On my Acer laptop if I hit Caps Lock it will pop up an OSD-like message saying something like "CAPS LOCK ON/OFF". I find this very useful functionality - is there a generic freeware utility that can ...
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How do I disable the CAPS LOCK function WITHOUT disabling the key or remapping it?

I was looking for a way to disable the CAPS LOCK functionality in windows. Unfortunately all solutions are about remapping it to NOTHING or other keys. I am a gamer and want to use the CAPS LOCK key ...
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Turn ON/OFF allcaps font in Keynote

Currently some themes have all-caps for some textelements on the master. I can't locate where I can toggle between all-caps, and a regular typeface. Any clues? Thank you.
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how do I get rid of the caps-lock key on windows XP?

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 ...
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How to swap ctrl and caps lock using xmodmap

Or any other tool, but I prefer xmodmap. I tried this: remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L add Lock = Caps_Lock add Control = ...
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Light for the Caps Lock on HP 430

I have a HP 430 Laptop and the light on the Caps Lock stopped working. I had to type something to know if the Caps Lock is turned on/off. To get the HP support I need to get the product # and the ...
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Caps lock key on MacBook Pro does not lock

How do I activate caps lock on my MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard? I've tried everything. Neither the LED goes on, nor the capital letters lock. Can anyone help?
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Dell Inspiron 1720 Caps Lock light flashes while booting

When trying to bootup my inspiron 1720, the blue light with a padlock and a 'A' inside of it is flashing, it then just shuts off after some time. If I take out the battery with it plugged in, the ...
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How do you disable the CAPS LOCK key “delay” on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: eliminate MacBook CapsLock delay When you press caps lock key on an Apple Mac OS X keyboard, either on a MacBook or aluminum keyboard, there's a slight delay of about ...
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How to switch languages on all desktops in Windows using Caps Lock?

lswitch fails (it works only on the first desktop). Running a copy of hacked lswitch on each desktop also fails. Punto switcher seems too big and intrusive for the task (and old version doesn't have ...
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Product Key letters are always typed as capital during the Windows installation [closed]

When I install Windows XP Professional on my machine, while entering the product key, letters are always typed CAPITAL. It doesn't change by toggling the Caps Lock key. How do I solve it?
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My Caps Lock is a Control Key, How Do I Restore to Caps Lock?

In Vista, I had previously made my caps lock function as a control key, the problem is I don't know how to undo the change. I have searched around and most references I find mention changing the ...
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Why would I need Caps Lock? [closed]

From my experience Caps Lock key is only a problem. Sometimes I'll want to press Shift, but will instead hit Caps Lock. Sometimes I'll want to press TAB (I'm a software developer, so I want that very ...
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Assigning caps lock key for contextual menu (right click) on OS X

I'd like to remap Caps Lock to right click - for the cases where I can focus on objects with cursor keys, or tab. For instance after selecting files in Finder I'd like to push Caps Lock and get the ...
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How can I set my Caps Lock key to toggle Fullscreen mode in Xmonad?

I'm using xmonad with the following layouts: globalLayout = avoidStruts (tiled ||| Mirror tiled ||| Full ||| threeColMid ||| combine) ||| Full and I have set my mod + space key to switch between ...
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How do I convert Caps Lock into Delete on the Mac? [duplicate]

FYI: None of the answers to this question fixed the problem so don't bother reading any further. Possible Duplicate: Remapping of keys in Mac OS X This way I could avoid using ...
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Capslock turns on intermittenly on Windows Login Screen

At first I thought it was a coworker playing a joke on me.. I have a habit of locking my workstation whenever I leave my desk. however i have noticed over the last several years that sometimes the ...
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Remap caps lock to escape in OS X

I've always remapped my caps lock key to escape in windows/linux, but having just recently moved to OS X I can't seem to find a way to actually do this. Any idea as to how to set this up? Xmodmap ...