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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).
Reboot.

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 
to 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.

Cheers,
Mike




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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re: Question about 'Customize Your Keyboard Mapping' (Craig Leres: Sunday, December 7, 2003 at 2:16 pm)

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