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.jpgModify2.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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Brink

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pacinitaly

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I have not rebooted yet, do I have to?
 
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Brink

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Hi Pacinitaly,

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

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pacinitaly

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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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Brink

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You're welcome. :)
 

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Annahliar

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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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Brink

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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
 

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Annahliar

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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

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

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Brink

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

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    Lumia 1520 phone
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Annahliar

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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. ;)
 
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pacinitaly

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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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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Thank you Annahliar,

I'll have a look at that to see what I can come up with. :)

Shawn
 

My Computers

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  • Operating System
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    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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