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Disable the caps lock key in Windows 7


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#1 elinatim

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:20 PM

Before responding to this post, please note that I use two keyboard layouts on my computer--English and Russian. I switch between the two using left Ctrl+Shift.

I want to remap my keyboard so that in both keyboard layouts my "caps lock" key does nothing and my "insert" key becomes a caps lock key.

Attached are a couple of screen shots of what I currently have in my registry under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout.

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Edited by Andrew, 13 October 2012 - 07:35 PM.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:24 PM

<EDIT> I should have changed the post title since I want to DISABLE, rather than move, the caps lock key.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

There's a utility app called KeyTweak that can do this. It's effectively a GUI to the keymaps in the registry allowing you to remap and disable keys by clicking on a picture of a keyboard.

Edited by Andrew, 13 October 2012 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

Andrew: KeyTweak did the trick for both of my keyboard layouts at once. Thank you!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:39 PM

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