Caps Lock Key - Enable or Disable

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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.
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
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.​
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
Modify1.jpg Modify2.jpg
E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)​
F) Go to step 7.​
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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Shawn Brink

Comments

Hello Brink,

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

Thanks!
 
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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
 
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!
 
You're welcome. Sorry it didn't work in your games. :(
Hello again, Brink.

I found a way to remap Caps Lock (or any key), not sure if you're interested in making a tutorial about this, but I thought I'd share this information with you. Anyways, instead of doing "00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00", I did "00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,0D,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00",which basically remapped Caps Lock to "=" (no quotations).

It took me a little while to understand the binary code, but I figured it out pretty quickly. :geek:

Here's a link to the website I found this amazing information from: Remap the CapsLock Key or any Key in Windows XP, 2000, Vista and 2003.

Again, thank you for your amazing site and tutorials! Hopefully you'll add this one to your site as well. ;)
 
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You're welcome. Sorry it didn't work in your games. :(
Hello again, Brink.

I found a way to remap Caps Lock (or any key), not sure if you're interested in making a tutorial about this, but I thought I'd share this information with you. Anyways, instead of doing "00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00", I did "00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,0D,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00",which basically remapped Caps Lock to "=" (no quotations).

It took me a little while to understand the binary code, but I figured it out pretty quickly. :geek:

Here's a link to the website I found this amazing information from: Remap the CapsLock Key or any Key in Windows XP, 2000, Vista and 2003.

Again, thank you for your amazing site and tutorials! Hopefully you'll add this one to your site as well. ;)
thanks
 
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