Download: How to Disable the Caps Lock Key in Windows
How-to Geek apparently doesn’t find a need for the Caps Lock key so why not disable the darned thing. Come to think of it, I haven’t really used it for a very long time. I prefer to use bold or italicized characters for emphasis and I always tend to just hold down the Shift key to work my way through all caps. Anyway, it’s your call.
If you’re a hardcore geek who knows how to navigate through binary and hexadecimal or whatever base numbers, then you may read his Geek explanation how this works. If you don’t want to bother, you can just download this ZIP file containing the registry tweaks for keyboard re-mapping. Some cool tweaks too, aside from disabling the Caps Lock key.
ChangeCapsToControl.reg– Changes Caps Lock to be a Control key
ChangeCapsToShift.reg– Changes Caps Lock to be a Shift key
SwitchCapsToScrollLock.reg– -Disables Caps Lock and swaps Scroll lock to be Caps Lock
KillCapsLock.reg– Disables Caps Lock
DisableKeyboardRemap.reg– Uninstalls the preference by deleting the key
Just extract, double-click on the registry files to install and restart. Just load the
DisableKeyboardRemap.reg tweak to uninstall the tweaks.
Warning: Messing with your registry can lead to messed up PCs so proceed with caution.
August 9, 2007 Thursday at 5:46 pm