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Download: How to Disable the Caps Lock Key in Windows

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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.


One Response to “Download: How to Disable the Caps Lock Key in Windows”

  • Jeffrey Pascone says:

    I disabled a key (my down arrow) somehow, at somepoint using some tool or a reg hack and I have no idea how to re-enable it.. If I did do this with a reghack what would the reghack be to reverse it? Thanks..

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