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Disabling Your Caps-Lock


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If you aren't a good typist, you probably type while looking at your keys, and sometimes type an entire paragraph before noticing that your caps-lock was on. Because very few actually need it, it makes sense to turn the annoying key off, as no civilized forum allows you to post in caps.

http://www.howtogeek...-windows-vista/

The above works on Vista and Windows 7. The explanation at the top may only confuse some. All you have to do is download the registry hack and run it. There are four options:

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

I recommend just running Killcapslock.reg and leaving the key as a dud.

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this may help too

if you type all caps then kick yourself then go here to convert to lower case

http://www.convertcase.net/

Excellent!

I once spilled coffee on a keyboard and it would only type in caps (Windows 3.11 days). Normally I would have washed it or grabbed a new one but I had a column due in an hour so I sent the whole thing in typed in caps 15 min before deadline.

Swear I heard my editor yell all across town.

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Caps Lock I do actually use occasionally. "Insert" though - is there a more useless key on a keyboard? Only ever realise it's there when I accidentally press it and end up overwriting reams of text (and Undo normally works letter by letter in these situations).

Do you know if similar disabling hacks are available for Insert also?

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Caps Lock I do actually use occasionally. "Insert" though - is there a more useless key on a keyboard? Only ever realise it's there when I accidentally press it and end up overwriting reams of text (and Undo normally works letter by letter in these situations).

Do you know if similar disabling hacks are available for Insert also?

If you don't have any other key mappings. Use regedit, go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

Add a new binary value "Scancode Map" with this data:

000000000000000002000000000052E000000000

Or use the attached regfile, it'll do it for you. However since i can't upload the file with the correct extension, you need to first open it in Notepad.

Then go to Save As. Change the Save as type, from Text Documents, to All Files.

Add .reg to the end of the file name, it will then become "Kill_Insert_Key.reg", click Save.

Run the regfile and approve all system warnings that pop up.

You will need to reboot for the changes to take effect.

Kill_Insert_Key.txt

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