Activating and deactivating the Caps Lock key

Typing messages on the computer, you often touch the Caps Lock key, that’s why whole sentences are typed in uppercase. It’s pretty annoying, and you would like to disable this button altogether. Some users resort to excessively drastic measures to solve this problem for example, they break the button out of the keyboard altogether. However, there is a simpler method, which will not cause […]

Typing messages on the computer, you often touch the Caps Lock key, that’s why whole sentences are typed in uppercase. It’s pretty annoying, and you would like to disable this button altogether. Some users resort to excessively drastic measures to solve this problem - for example, they break the button out of the keyboard altogether. However, there is a simpler method, which will not harm the input device and will save your nerves. Launch the Registry Editor, by opening the Start menu and entering the command in the dialog box ‘regedit’. Find the folder ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control Keyboard Layout’.

Attention! In no case do not confuse the items ‘Keyboard Layout’ and ‘Keyboard Layouts’ - they are located next to each other. You need that one, which is without the letter ’s’ at the end.

Right-click on the ‘Keyboard Layout’ folder and select ‘Create Binary parameter’. In the name line, enter Scancode Map, and as the parameter itself - the following sequence of characters:

00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00< br>02 00 00 00 00 00 3A 00
00 00

Save the created parameter and restart your computer. After restarting the system, the Caps Lock key will be disabled. To activate it again, just delete the created parameter.