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help! kill CAPS LOCK
royalelephant




msg:1570079
 8:54 pm on Feb 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

My CAPS LOCK needs killing. How do I do it? This is on a HP pavilion laptop. Just want to put it out of action.

 

longen




msg:1570080
 8:29 am on Feb 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Googling for
"caps lock" disable xp

shows some freeware programs that claim to disable the Caps button. Better back up your system before using.

SEOMike




msg:1570081
 4:29 pm on Feb 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've disabled my "Insert" key because I kept hitting it when I went for "delete". I did it by taking some kind of strong cardboard (like the back of a legal pad) cutting out a piece that's tall and wide enough, and then folding it into a little hat for the key. I inserted the hat over the key. Now if I hit it, the cardboard stops me from compressing the button AND I can still enable it without going through software settings.

Works nice and easy, even though it looks a little ghetto.

Jon_King




msg:1570082
 5:00 pm on Feb 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Change this regkey in your registry. It will disable the CapsLock key.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00

royalelephant




msg:1570083
 3:48 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)


Change this regkey in your registry. It will disable the CapsLock key.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00

I looked in my regis. Found /Keyboard Layout and /Kayboard Layouts, neither of which has a scancode like that listed....

Jon_King




msg:1570084
 5:28 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just add it. Right click (on the Key) will bring up a menu. This is a great little work-around. I've had that damn key turned off for a long time, and what a time saver. This remap will essentially be the same as Shift.

I mean really folks, how often do you type in ALL CAPS? This is the most self destructive, time wasting, stupid place and stupid function for a standard keyboard layout toggle-key you could find. Take the friggin' toggle function off this thing, make it read-on-press only and it could have a measurable productivity increase for the entire English Writing World.

THE CAPS LOCK KEY, IF NEEDED AT ALL SHOULD BE NEXT TO SCROLL LOCK KEY.

Jon_King




msg:1570085
 6:51 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think a reg entry to:

1) Make the current Caps Lock key an on-press state key only

2) Assign Caps Lock function to the Scroll Lock key

would be very useful.

jdMorgan




msg:1570086
 7:58 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Here you go, Jon:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]

Add value "Scancode Map"
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
03 00 00 00 2A 00 3A 00
3A 00 46 00 00 00 00 00

Tested on XP SP2 and works.

I got the needed info here: [microsoft.com...]

also here: [microsoft.com...]

and the downloadable scancode document (self-extracting file) linked on that page here: [download.microsoft.com...]

Anybody care to convert this to an .inf or .reg file format?

Jim

[edit] Corrected mapping count from 02 to 03 and re-tested [/edit]
[added] Also, note that you must restart Windows for new mapping to take effect. [/added]

Brett_Tabke




msg:1570087
 10:53 pm on Feb 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Do what I do - use a screw driver or key cap puller, and pry or yank that sucker off. It is a form therapy.

Jon_King




msg:1570088
 11:59 am on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks JD.

supermanjnk




msg:1570089
 1:34 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

The best way to permanently disable a key is to physically pop the key of the keyboard, Thats what I did with the power button on my computer because it's where pause break normally is and I use windows key pause break to open the system properties, so I would always be accidently shutting down my computer. Now the key is gone and I don't worry about it.

Chndru




msg:1570090
 2:27 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

sERIOUSLY, WHO EVER THOUGHT OF cAPSLOCK.. aRRGH!

I just stick a paper clip underneath from the side.

cooldoug




msg:1570091
 11:02 pm on Mar 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why do you want to kill it?, you may need to use it.

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