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 Lock. In other words, I want to have both Caps Lock AND Control mapped to Control.

How can I do that please?

(I don't mind using third party software.)


Load a registry file containing these lines:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,1d,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00
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  • Wouldn't that swap the keys instead of setting both to Control? – Robert Audi Oct 15 '13 at 13:41
  • No. This would swap them: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,3a,00,1d,00,1d,00,3a,00,\ 00,00,00,00 – john_e Oct 15 '13 at 14:58

I found this program that does what I want: SharpKeys.

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