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Disable the CAPS LOCK key 


Some people have little use for the CAPS LOCK key and often accidently enabled it only to then keep writing in capitalized letters or special characters instead of numbers.

In Windows XP it is possible to re-map or disable the CAPS LOCK key so that it
cannot go to the locked mode anymore.

There are three registry entries which allow to change the behaviour of this key. You can either enter the listed information into the registry or download the registry files and double click them to install them. All registry files are normal textfiles and can therefore easily be checked for a virus.

Please note, that canging the scancodes requires a reboot!


1. Disable CAPS LOCK alltogther (download as text or zip)
[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

2. Use CAPS LOCK as normal SHIFT button (download as text or zip)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,
00,00,2a,00,3a,00,00,00,00,00

3. Enable CAPS LOCK again (download as text or zip)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout]
"Scancode Map"=-