In this article, we'll show you how to turn off Caps Lock mode on a Windows or Mac OS X computer, in which you enter uppercase (uppercase) letters from the keyboard. To do this, you just need to press the "Caps Lock" key, but if it does not work, you will have to repair it. You can also deactivate Caps Lock completely if you don't need it.
Method 1 of 3: How to Disable Caps Lock
Step 1. Press the Caps Lock key again
If you have turned on Caps Lock by intentionally or accidentally pressing the Caps Lock key, press the key again to turn off Caps Lock.
Often times, users accidentally hit the Caps Lock key because it is next to the ⇧ Shift and Tab keys. If this annoys you, consider disabling the specified key completely. This can be done on a Windows computer and Mac OS X
Step 2. Clean the key if it is stuck
If the Caps Lock key is stuck down, clean it with compressed air or wipe it gently with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.
Be careful: Damaging the key could void your laptop's warranty
Step 3. Restart your computer
Sometimes this is enough to turn off the Caps Lock mode (if the key of the same name is stuck). For this:
- Windows - open the start menu
and click "Shutdown"
- Mac - open the Apple menu
and click Restart> Restart.
Method 2 of 3: How to Deactivate Caps Lock in Windows
Step 1. Open the Start Menu
Click on the Windows logo in the lower left corner of the screen.
Step 2. Enter notepad to find Notepad
It can be used to deactivate Caps Lock.
Step 3. Click on Notepad
It's a blue notepad icon at the top of the Start menu. Notepad will open.
Step 4. Enter the Caps Lock deactivation code
The text document must include a title, a blank line, a line indicating the destination, and a code:
- Type Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 and then press ↵ Enter twice.
- Type [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Keyboard Layout] and press ↵ Enter.
"Scancode Map" = hex: 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 02, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00, 3a, 00, 00, 00, 00, 00on the last line of a text document.
Step 5. Open the File menu
It's in the upper left corner of the window.
Step 6. Click Save As
It's near the bottom of the menu. The "Save As" window will open.
Step 7. Enter a name for the file
Enter disable_caps_lock.reg in the File Name text box at the bottom of the window.
Step 8. Open the File Type menu
It's below the File Name text box.
Step 9. Click on All Files
This option is on the menu.
Step 10. Select a folder to save the file
Do this in the left pane of the window. Remember which folder you chose - you will have to open it in a minute.
Step 11. Click Save
This button is located in the lower right corner of the window. The file will be saved in the selected folder.
Step 12. Run the file
Go to the folder where you saved the file (if you selected the "Desktop" folder, just minimize all open windows), double-click on the file, and click "Yes" several times until a message appears on the screen stating that the registry has been changed …
Step 13. Click OK when prompted
You will find this button in the registry change message.
Step 14. Restart your computer
> Restart. Once the computer restarts, the Caps Lock key will no longer work.
When the computer restarts, the created file can be deleted
Method 3 of 3: How to Deactivate Caps Lock on Mac OS X
Step 1. Open the Apple menu
Click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner of the screen. Step 2. Click on System Preferences.
This option is on the menu. The System Preferences window will open. Step 3. Press Keyboard.
This keyboard-shaped icon is located in the System Preferences window. A new window will open. Step 4. Click the Keyboard tab.
You will find it in the upper left corner of the window. Step 5. Click Modify Keys.
It's in the lower-right corner of the window. A pop-up window will appear. Step 6. Open the Caps Lock menu.
You will find it in the middle of the popup. Step 7. Click Disable.
This option is located on the menu.
If your Mac has a touchpad and no function keys, choose Escape from the menu to assign the function of the Escape key to the Caps Lock key
Step 8. Click on OK
This blue button is at the bottom of the popup. The changes will be saved. Now the Caps Lock key will not work.