Think hard about this one for a moment, how often do you actually use the Caps Lock key? Most people would say, “Not Often.” The Shift key is a great alternative, and it gets the job done without fear of making an online faux pas by typing out a message to someone in all caps (seen by some as the e-equivalent to yelling through text). Ready to get rid of Caps Lock? Here is how!
Click the Windows Start Menu Orb and Type regedit into the search box. Press Enter.
Browse to the following registry key:
Right-Click the Keyboard Layout key and Select New > Binary Value. Rename the new binary value to the following:
Right-Click your new Scancode Map binary and Select Modify. Set the value to:
00000000 00000000 02000000 00003A00 00000000
To make sure this is accurate, it’s best to just copy the screenshot below. Click OK when done.
Restart your computer for changes to take effect.
Now your caps lock key should be completely disabled. If you hit the key, the Caps Lock light on your physical keyboard shouldn’t even light up anymore. Groovy? It certainly isn’t for those that believe “caps lock is cruise control to cool.” For the rest of us though, this is a handy little trick to add to your arsenal.