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Disabling Caps Lock — 2 Comments

  1. An alternative solution is to remap your keyboard so the caps-lock is used for something completely different.

    I’m not sure how easy it is in Windows, but in Linux, it can be done easily through xmodmap.

    I have replaced my own caps-lock with another left CTRL key. This means I’m not doing gymnastics now to do stuff like ctrl+w to close browser tabs.

    speaking of caps-lock – I wonder why it’s not called shift-lock, or why the shift button is not called caps?

    Everyone I’ve queried on this just looked at me as if I was out of my mind for wondering such a thing (and then would tell me to get the hell out of their toilet).

  2. Aha! But as yet, I am stuck with Windows. I have Linux Mint ready to set up, but haven’t yet released a PC for it.

    It is a good point about Caps Lock. It had occurred to me too (you’ll be pleased to hear!) Maybe it’s only nerds who worry about such things? 😉

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