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

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Remap Caps Lock to Ctrl in Windows 10 without administrator privileges?

I found this question: Map capslock to control in windows 10 Which would likely work great if I had admin rights on my machine. But I don't. I also found a couple of links about remapping keys ...
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Disable Caps Lock when holding Shift on Mac?

On Windows devices, if Caps Lock is on and you hold Shift, Caps Lock is disabled (toggled off) until you let go. For example, on Windows you could turn caps lock on to write this: LOREM ipsum ...
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How to make caps lock only work with letters (on a German keyboard)

I feel like I've gone mad :) For 30 years as an IT admin and developer, when I've hit caps-lock it only shifted the letters (so that if I hit the number 1, I still got a number one). Since migrating ...
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CAPS LOCK remains 'ON' & Battery Discharges after Turning Off Laptop

Laptop Model - Lenovo Ideapad U410 Issue: Every time I switch off my laptop, the CAPS LOCK light switches on automatically and the battery drains almost completely overnight. This issue started ...
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Cap lock indicator on screen

How can I have an indicator on the screen showing my cap lock is on? Keyboard does not have an indicator light. I am using Windows 8 and a logitech keyboard.
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How to toggle caps lock on Mac OS when it is remapped?

I remapped Caps Lock to Escape in system preferences. My macbook has a touch bar and it doesn't allow editing the "esc" button to caps lock. Is there a way to toggle caps lock? Either through touch ...
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HP Elitebook Caps Lock blinks erratically, (17, 16, 12 times etc), screen never comes on (8770W)

Who has detailed repair information? I had to replace the motherboard after the old one failed to turn on completely. I've learned that the separate laptop components are all required (modem, ...
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Using my Das Keyboard 4 for Mac to change the volume locks the keyboard in caps lock?

I'm using a Das Keyboard 4 (Blue Switch) on Mac OS X 10.12.6. I've been having this problem for more than a year now (I bought the keyboard in May of 2016, I can't remember not having this problem to ...
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what could be the cause of caps light on and never goes off

My system caps light switched on by it self 4 days ago and since then I have been trying to switch it off but couldn't and don't really know the cause of it
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Disable caps lock, num lock, and insert(numpad-0)

Following up on the questions Permanently disable num lock in Windows? and Windows INSERT key anti-functionality accidentally triggers; how to stop it permanently?, I am trying to disable caps lock, ...
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On Windows, is there a way to map double-tapping the Shift key to make it behave as Capslock, like keyboards on mobile?

I've recently remapped the Capslock key to Esc and it's great, but I also miss its actual functionality at times. So I wondered if it would be possible to make the Shift key behave as it does for ...
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Upgraded office to Logitech K235 kbd/mice. How can I help my users who are complaining that there is no caps lock light? [duplicate]

The question is in the title. I just upgraded an office from older keyboards which were starting to fail from overuse. The new K235 units have a nice feel and am hearing no complaints about the ...
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Odd Behavior with Ubuntu 16.04 Startup Applications

I have several startup applications: user@host:~$ ls -l .config/autostart/ . . . . . . XXX.desktop . . . YYY.desktop . . . ZZZ.desktop . . . setxkbmap.desktop Among these is a command to disable ...
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What determines whether or not Caps Lock responds while the computer is frozen?

When a computer is not responding in some way, there are different levels of "frozen". For example, let's say I'm browsing the web on my PC... If the current browser tab stops responding (clicking/...
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Does Caps Lock indicate whether an OS is installed?

Someone told me if the Caps Lock works when I turn a desktop computer on, an OS is installed. Otherwise, there's no OS. Is that true?
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Caps Lock only works for certain letters?

A very weird problem. For the letters a, o, s, and u, caps lock leaves them lowercase; it works for every other letter. I noticed it 3 weeks after getting the computer; I have a 1-year warranty. Any ...
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Caps lock turning on by itself

I am having a strange issue with my keyboard: Whenever I switch to a browser (Chrome or Firefox on Windows 7) from another application and start typing, the first letter I type does not appear, but ...
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Change Caps Lock to still register as caps lock but do Nothing

Currently my caps lock key functions exactly like it should, is it possible for me to disable the function that converts inputs to capital without disabling detection of the actual key and without re-...
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easiest way to change text to UPPERCASE/lowercase in windows 7

I want to change a size of letters from upper to lower case in every field where text could be typed (internet browsers or notepad, or explorer). But i don't know how it could be done instead of ...
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Caps lock won't turn off automatically in Office 365 after running a particular program

I am experiencing an issue with SBClient, which is an IBM Telnet client, interacting with Office 365 2016. I upgraded a user to Office 365 2016. Before they run SBClient, when they use spell check ...
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Linux Console Keyboard Lockup pressing CapsLock

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS console running in VirtualBox in Win7 locks up when pressing Caps Lock: no further keyboard input is accepted, not even Alt+CursorRight or Ctrl+Alt+Del (issued from VirtualBox). Edit: ...
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Mapping “Caps Lock” function to some key, after remapping “Caps Lock” key [duplicate]

In the spirit of this awesome question, if I've remapped the Caps Lock key itself to be the Win key, can I somehow map some key or combination to the "Caps Lock" functionality? In case I ever wanted ...
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How to display caps lock status in Cinnamon's system tray?

In the system settings menu (under Applets) I have found BetterLock, but it doesn't work. Can this be fixed or is there another way to display caps lock status in the system tray?
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Map capslock to control in windows 10

In windows 8 I used to remap my capslock key to control using the registry script REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,...
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Capital accented e with Caps Lock + key

I'm Italian, so sometimes I have to start a sentence with the letter 'è' (it is the third singular person of the present simple of the verb 'to be'). In Linux, writing that capital character is ...
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how to remap double shift keystroke to capslock key?

I'm using vim, so I've remaped capslock to esc key. But sometime I still need capslock to type long upper case characters. So I'm wondering whether it's possible to remap quick double shift keystokes ...
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AutoHotkey Capslock::Ctrl doesn't work in some applications

I have the snippet Capslock::Ctrl in my autohotkey script that runs at system startup and my CapsLock is correctly turned into a Ctrl key, except for a few applications. If regedit or XYplorer are ...
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Disable shift key capitalisation

When I want to type a capital letter, I always use Caps Lock. I use shift for symbols like _. I find it much easier to use Caps Lock for capital letters since you just have to press it, and then your ...
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Is there a “Shift” version of Scroll Lock?

Caps Lock is to Shift as Scroll lock is to... If that wasn't clear, I want to press down on a key + an arrow key, and then depress everything afterwards and it should go back to how it was. Edit: ...
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I am using windows 8. Ctrl and Alt keys not working

I use Windows 8 and suddenly today the Ctrl and Alt keys have stopped working. I can also see that Caps Lock and Num Lock button lights are also not working. Can anybody help me?
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xmodmap: `Shift+CapsLock` -> `Delete` returns error bell

Because CapsLock has the keycod 66 on my English_US keyboard layout, the command xmodmap -e "clear Lock" -e "keycode 66 shift = Delete BackSpace" turns CapsLock into the Delete key and Shift+...
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Remapping Keys in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

i want to disable my Caps Lock key and move it to my Scoll Lock key. The value of my Scancode Map is: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 00 00 00 00 3A 00 3A 00 46 00 00 00 00 00 This worked in Windows ...
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How to toggle Caps Lock status on remote Windows system?

Sometimes people turned on the Caps Lock on a remote Windows system which is running VNC service. When I connect to the remote system through VNC Viewer, the Caps Lock status on the local and remote ...
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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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Caps lock key behavior on PS/2 keyboard is reversed

I'm on a Windows 7 desktop with an external ps2 keyboard and its Caps lock key is behaving in opposite manner, like when I turn on the caps lock and the caps lock key light is lit its typing in small ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, {ALTDOWN}{...
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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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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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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 ...