How to disable the Caps Lock key in Windows 7?
The different keys on the keyboard are meant to perform different functions such as the alphabet keys for typing in letters, the number keys for entering digits, and the special keys for typing in special characters in your text. However, sometimes, even if you have accidentally turned on a key such as the Caps Lock while you are typing text in the sentence case, it may become an annoyance to go back and rectify the folly. If you are in the midst of some important task, and this accidental turning on of the key repeatedly hampers your efficiency, you may be interested in completely disabling the key. Well, to help you, we have compiled the steps that you can follow to do just that.
This is what you need to do on your Windows 7-based PC:
- Click on the Start menu.
- Type ‘regedit’ in the Search box and then press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.
- Click ‘Yes’ in the User Account Control dialog box.
- Navigate to:Â HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SYSTEM, CurrentcontrolSet, Control, and Keyboard Layout.
- Right-click the ‘Keyboard Layout’ key and point to ‘New’ and then select ‘Binary Value’ from the drop down menu.
- Name the entry ‘Scancode Map’ and hit ‘Enter’ to create the new entry.
- Right-click your new ‘Scancode Map’ binary and select ‘Modify’.
- In the ‘Edit Binary Value’ window, under Value Data, type the value exactly as shown here.
- Click ‘OK’ and close the ‘Registry Editor’ window.
- And then, restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
As soon as you will restart your PC you will notice that the Caps Lock key on your keyboard is no longer active. Continue working on your Windows 7-based PC and do not bother anymore about accidentally entering letters in the wrong case.
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