re: Question about 'Customize Your Keyboard Mapping'
Thursday, December 11, 2003 at 6:49 pm
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Posted by Mike McKelvey
(1 messages posted)
There is a (slightly) easier way to make the Shift key turn off CAPS LOCK in XP,
and it works for both left and right shift.
Regedit \\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout
Create a DWORD value named "Attributes" if it does not already exist.
Set its hex value to 0x00010000 (that's 65536 in decimal).
Now, CAPS LOCK only turns the lock on; if you press it while caps are already locked,
it does nothing. Pressing either shift key will turn the lock off -- in other words,
it works exactly like a typewriter. I used to *hate* CAPS LOCK, but now I find it
much less obnoxious (of course, I learned to touch-type on an old, rattley-bangey
electric typewriter, so that's where my bias comes from). I even use it from time
(Now if I could just find a way to make my desk shake when I press Return, um, I
mean Enter . . . .)
Note that unlike the solution posted above, this is a per-user setting.
On Sunday, December 7, 2003 at 2:16 pm, Craig Leres wrote:
>Did you try reading the posting you replied to?
>re: Question about
>'Customize Your Keyboard Mapping'
>It's a detailed explaination on how to map caps lock to shift under XP...
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