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    Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable
    How to Enable or Disable the Caps Lock Key in Vista
    Published by Brink is offline
    05 Aug 2008
    Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    How to Enable or Disable the Caps Lock Key in Vista


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    This will show you how to enable or disable the Caps Lock key on your keyboard for all users on the computer. The Caps Lock key is enabled by default in Vista




    OPTION ONE

    Using a REG File Download

    1. To Disable the Caps Lock Key
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Disable_Caps_Lock.reg
    download
    B) Go to step 3.
    2. To Enable the Caps Lock Key
    A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Enable_Caps_Lock.reg
    download
    3. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge to add it to your registry.

    4. Click on Run, Continue, Yes, and OK if prompted.

    5. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the fix.

    6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





    OPTION TWO

    Manually in Registry Editor

    1. Open the Start Menu.

    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.

    3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.

    4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout
    Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable-reg1.jpg
    5. To Disable the Caps Lock Key
    A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and Binary Value. (See screenshot above)

    B) Type Scancode Map and press Enter. (See screenshot below)

    C) Right click on Scancode Map and click on Modify.
    Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable-reg2.jpg
    D) Copy and past this below and click on OK. (See screenshots below)
    00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00
    Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable-modify1.jpgCaps Lock Key - Enable or Disable-modify2.jpg
    E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)

    F) Go to step 7.
    Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable-reg3.jpg
    6. To Enable the Caps Lock Key
    A) In the right pane, right click on Scancode Map and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)

    B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion.
    7. Close regedit.

    8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.
    That's it,
    Shawn



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    Re: Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    Quote Originally Posted by haroun View Post
    السلام عليكم ، و شكرا على المعلومة

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    Greetings, Thanks for the information and
    Your welcome Haroun.

    Thank you,
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    Re: Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    I have not rebooted yet, do I have to?

    Last edited by pacinitaly; 26 Jun 2009 at 09:33 AM. Reason: forget it shawn, i just reread the post 7. Close regedit.
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    Re: Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    Hi Pacinitaly,

    You do not have to right now, but it will not be applied until you do though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hi Pacinitaly,

    You do not have to right now, but it will not be applied until you do though.

    Awesome. Thank You!

    it worked


    thank you again as usual

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    Re: Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    You're welcome.

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    Re: Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    Hello Brink,

    Once Caps Lock is disabled, can I use it as a hotkey in a game, or is it completely disabled?

    Thanks!

    Last edited by Annahliar; 26 Jun 2009 at 08:08 PM. Reason: Typo
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    Re: Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    Hello Annahliar, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    It really depends on the game. If it is a game that goes into full game mode and not just a window in Vista, then it may still work for the game. It will not hurt anything to give it a try though to see. Please let us know how it worked for you, or not.

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    Re: Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Annahliar, and welcome to Vista Forums.

    It really depends on the game. If it is a game that goes into full game mode and not just a window in Vista, then it may still work for the game. It will not hurt anything to give it a try though to see. Please let us know how it worked for you, or not.

    Shawn
    Didn't work for my games. O well, was worth a shot. Thank you for your amazing tutorials!

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    Re: Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

    You're welcome. Sorry it didn't work in your games.

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