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Disable the Caps Lock key

If you accidentally turn on the CapsLock key frequently on your keyboard and want to get rid of it, there is a way without using third-party programs.

computer keyboard - Disable the Caps Lock key

If you are wondering why turn off the Caps Lock key, there are some logical reasons. First, many users find its position next to the frequently used key A annoying, and several times they press Caps Lock instead of A. Secondly, because by disabling it you will not stop writing capitals, since you can use the Shift key for this. And third, simply because you can !!

Before we tell you how to turn off the CapsLock key, it is important to note that Windows 10 does not offer a simple method to turn it off. You must edit the Registry manually for this task.

Step 1: For better or worse, make a copy of the Registry first, with the instructions in this article.

Step 2: Open the Registry Editor. To do this, press Win + R at the same time and in the "Run" window that appears, type Regedit and press the OK button.

regedit - Disable the Caps Lock key

Step 3: In the Registry Editor, go to the following key:

Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Keyboard Layout

Step 4: With the left window being the Keyboard Layout go to the right window and there right click on an empty space, click on “Creation”And then click“Binary value“. Name the new binary value as ScanCode Map .

Step 5: Finally, double-click ScanCode Map to change its default binary value. Add the following binary value to disable the CapsLock key.

00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 3A 00 00 00 00 00

keyboard layout - Disables the Caps Lock key

Click OK to save.

Step 6: Quit Regedit and restart your computer once to apply the change.

From now on, Windows will not re-enable Caps Lock as long as you press the Caps Lock key. However, you can write uppercase by pressing the Shift key.

To reactivate the Caps Lock key and restore Windows to its former state, do the following:
Step 1: In the Registry Editor, go to the following key:

Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Keyboard Layout

Step 2: Right click on the ScanCode Map binary and delete it.

Step 3: Quit Regedit and restart your computer.

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