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Old 05-17-08, 01:31 PM
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disable cap lock?

You guys have been good to me so far. Maybe it will continue.

Is there some way to disable the cap lock button on my keyboard. I accidently hit it way too often and it is a PITA. Running Windows XP ,but will have a new unit with (yipee?) Vista, so if it makes a diff, both if you know.

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Old 05-17-08, 02:27 PM
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There is a program called sMaRTcaPs --they have a free trial.
Let us know if it works............
http://www.phoebusllc.com/capslock_info.htm
 
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Old 05-17-08, 04:24 PM
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Edit: I mis-read the question and posted an irrelevant answer.

But if you ever want to know how to disable the Num Lock key from BIOS, lemmee know!
 
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The keys themselves are removable. Maybe just remove the caps lock key?
 
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Old 05-18-08, 10:50 AM
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You can do it in the registry (a place I never go)

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/

<or>



http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...ml#entry793372


I just turn on toggle keys myself.....hold the 'Num Lock' key down for 5 seconds. The computer will beep if you hit the Caps Lock, Num Lock or Scroll Lock buttons.


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Not too old to learn, I guess. Thanks, Baldwin. My fat fingers hit the Cap lock switch too often, too. By having the audible I can PREVENT THIS.
 
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fantastic!!! It works.

thanks a lot baldwin and all.
 
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It works until you shut down the computer. Then it's BACK TO THIS.
 
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Originally Posted by chandler View Post
It works until you shut down the computer. Then it's BACK TO THIS.
mine stayed disabled.

did you use this one:

KillCapsLock.reg

or one of the others?

DisableKeyboardRemap
SwitchCapsToScrollLock.reg
ChangeCapsToShift.reg
ChangeCapsToControl.reg
 
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Old 05-19-08, 01:53 PM
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I'M NOT GOING INTO THE REGISTRY, I mean, I'm not going into the registry. I'll kill something.
 
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oh come on. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. That's what recovery discs are for.

Just kidding but so far no problems.


Oh, wait, now I have to hold down the caps lock key just to type. Sucks typing with one hand and holding a key with the other.

THERE> IS THAT BETTER? DANG IT< NOW IT'S ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME NO MATTER WHAT I DO!!

just kidding. everything is still working fine.
 
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Ooooh, much easier, Start, Control Panel, Accessibility options, Toggle keys, check it, apply, ok, and you're done. And I didn't have to go to the forbidden territory.
 
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doesn't that just make it so you hear a beep when you hit the caps lock or other keys affected?
 
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Yeah, but it's better than a sharp stick in the eye! At least it lets me know when I do it rather than let me type two lines in all caps and look dumb.
 
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Well, I can simply ignore things that are like that. You know, merely annoying. Just ask my wife. She says I ignore her all the time .
 
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Although these are "remedies," there is certainly a way to disable your Caps Lock without going into the registry yourself.

John Haller describes on his site how to disable Caps Lock, however, he's been so kind to provide a registry file which all you have to do is open it and restart your computer to activate it.

I really do hope this helps all of those wishing to disable Caps Lock.

Respectfully yours.
 
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