Disabling the Caps Lock key

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  1. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One of the most frustrating things trying to type with a brain injury is my fingers not going where i want them to on my left hand, and constantly hitting the caps lock key and not realizing it and having to retype lines of type that are mistakenly in caps.  I googled it and found this link:

    http://johnhaller.com/jh/useful_stuff/disable_caps_lock/

    and it works!  you just download the file and say ok to install, then reboot your computer and you will not be bothered with the caps lock again!  Just an FYI!
     
  2. I curse that button all the time. Thanks Pops. Does it work on Windows 7?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Pops I have no KNOWN brain injury and have problems hitting the cap lock key [​IMG]
     
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    here's a link for specifically disabling it in Windows 7
     

    http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20077917-285/disabling-the-caps-lock-key-on-windows-7/

    This requires you to edit the registry, but is a simple 5 step process and shouldn't be hard to do.

    You can explore it further and see if there is a patch or program that will do it like the other.  The one I used is for Vista, which i have and was written in 2010, don't think 7 was prevalent then.

    Pops
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have to thank you for the idea !!

    I often hit the darn thing, but I didn't know you could disable it.

    Now I have to see if it can be done on an "iMac".

    And then talk Mrs Bear into doing it---Don't know why she would want to keep it.

    Thanks Pops,

    Bear
     
  6. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    THE CAPLOCKS KEY NEVER IS A PROBLEM HERE!!!!!
     
  9. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    LOL
     
  10. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Test

    Thanks Pops It Worked For Me [​IMG]
     

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