How to disable caps lock in Windows

Registry entry to disable caps lock.
Registry entry to disable caps lock.

I find that the caps lock key is useless for me and it only hinders typing when accidentally pressed. It can be disabled on Windows by adding a registry entry.

  • Save the text below as a disable_caps_lock.reg file:

It creates a new registry entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

  • Double-click the file to add this registry entry and its value. It will ask for Administrator permissions.

  • Restart Windows. Your caps lock key should be disabled now.

  • To enable the caps lock back, open the Registry Editor, delete the above entry and restart Windows.

Tried with: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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